Friday, August 26, 2016

Cheese & Herbed Sundried Tomato Focaccia

Focaccia, this flat Italian bread is definitely our family favourite since ever i tried at home. You can make fantastic sandwiches with this focaccia bread though this bread can be served as an accompaniment along with a bowl of soup or salads. I brought some Sicilian sun dried tomatoes all the way from Sicily after our summer vacation, as i have seen that Sicilian cant live without this fantastic sundried beauties. Back home i was waiting to make an easy bread with it, immediately i gathered all the ingredients to bake this fantastic Italian focaccia with those flavourful sun dried tomatoes. Trust me, this focaccia bread was our moist favourite, this bread came out extremely aromatic and absolutely spongy with loads of cheese and herbs.

Herbed & Cheese Sundried tomato Focaccia

I picked a beautiful theme for this week's blogging marathon, this week's theme was Pick an appliance and make 3. Obviously how can i forget my all time favourite appliance 'OVEN', i cant just survive without this fantastic appliance. I have been using oven for few years, though i wasnt a home baker earlier. Now i cant live without this incredible appliance, baking makes me happy, my stress buster. Needless to say how much am addicted to my oven. Whenever time permits, i dont forget to bake and experiment with this incredible home appliance. Stay tuned to look my two more bakes i have baked out of oven.

Herbed sundried tomato & cheese focaccia bread

1tsp Instant yeast
1+1/2tbsp Sugar
2+1/2cup Bread flour
1tsp Salt
1/4cup Olive oil
1+1/2cups Warm Water
Olive oil for brushing
1/2cup Chopped sundried tomatoes
1Rosemary sprigs
1/2cup Parmesan cheese

Put the yeast,sugar,flour,oil,half of the parmesan cheese, chopped sundried tomatoes, crushed rosemary sprigs in a bowl of processor,pulse a couple of times to mix well.

Add in the warm water and knead until you get a soft elastic dough.

Remove the dough from the processor and shape it round, arrange in a greased bowl and let it sit until they double their volume (it may take an hour).

Punch down the dough. Press out evenly as a flat shaped disc and drop it in a rectangular baking mould.Let it rise for 20 minutes.

Lightly oil your finger tips and press into the dough creating evenly spaced dimples in it.

Top it with some chopped sundried tomatoes, crushed rosemary sprigs and parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350F for atleast 20-25minutes.

Remove from oven. Cut the focaccia into slices and serve hot with a bowl of soup or make sandwiches out of it.

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Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

thankoo priya.. Love your bakes and I am gonna come back to this again. bookmarked right away

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a perfectly baked focaccia Priya. Love the cheesy top. Very inviting. said... Reply To This Comment

your an awesome baker asusual priya sis..bread looks very light and yummy,...

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked Priya.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Love how it has turned out perfect. Looks amazing.