Sundried tomato and onion foccacia – easy baking recipes for beginners

       I had thought I would get more time during the kids holidays. Rather I have been busier than the usual days. The kiddo had a small mishap hurting himself. So I have been running around with him. All the yummy goodies I was planning to bake had to take a backseat, obviously the blog too. Its still not over and its just a few days left for the school to reopen. I am really tensed and just hope everything comes back to normal soon.


    Okay, coming to the recipe now, baking a foccacia has been in my list for a very long time now. I had baked this almost a month or two ago. As I always read about it, its really easy to make this bread and is a perfect one for people who are new to bread making. This recipe yields a really flavourful bread and I am sure you are going to love this one. I used all pupose flour here as I was baking this for the first time and I wanted it to be really perfect in taste and texture. But next time, I am going to do it with whole wheat flour or combination of both the flours.

      My family really enjoyed this one. I had made it for dinner along with some soup. The kiddo said it tastes like pizza.

      I hope you really try this one with the toppings of your choice or without any topping too. Its going to be good.

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Sundried tomato and onion foccacia - easy baking recipes for beginners Yum
Course breads
Cuisine continental
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups All purpose flour / maida
  • 1 yeast Instant - sachet
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black pepper cumin Ground powder - (see notes)
  • 2 tbsp cheese Grated - (see notes)
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water Warm
For the topping
Course breads
Cuisine continental
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups All purpose flour / maida
  • 1 yeast Instant - sachet
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black pepper cumin Ground powder - (see notes)
  • 2 tbsp cheese Grated - (see notes)
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water Warm
For the topping
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour,yeast,salt, sugar,mixed herbs,cheese,pepper and oregano.
  2. Add the vegetable oil and mix with a spoon. You can use your hands too.
  3. Slowly add warm water (around 45c) and gather the dough together.
  4. When the dough has pulled together, place it on a floured surface and knead it for 7-8 minutes till it becomes a smooth and elastic dough.
  5. Cover with a damp cloth and allow it to rise for one and half hour.
  6. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a pan. Add the onions and sundried tomatoes.
  7. Stir for a few minutes and keep aside till use.
  8. Preheat the oven to 200c.
  9. Now when the dough had doubled in volume, punch the dough.
  10. Knead a little and place it on a greased baking tray.
  11. Shape it into a rectangle of 1 inch thickness.
  12. Pour the olive oil -onion - sundried tomato mixture.
  13. Spread it well throughout the surface.
  14. Make small holes/indentations on the dough.
  15. Prick holes with a fork on the dough.
  16. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes till golden brown.
  17. Let it cool a little for 10 minutes.
  18. Slice it to your desired shape.
  19. Serve as it is with some soup maybe with some melted butter on the top if you wish.
  20. Notes-
  21. 1. I actually used the cheese powder which I get when I order pizza. But you can use some grated parmesan cheese.
  22. 2. I usually keep a stock of powdered roasted cumin and whole black pepper which I have used here.
  23. But you can just use some ground pepper which is readilly available.
  24. 3. You can even add some red chilly flakes in the dough if you prefer.
  25. 4. Add topping of your choice.
  26. 5. Use same amount of melted butter instead of the oil mentioned in the ingredients if you want.
  27. 6. If you are using active dry yeast, place it in warm water till it froths and then add it to the dough mixture when you add the oil and knead it.
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2 Comments

  1. I love your version of foccacia dear. The topping is also so Yummy

     
  2. Sowmya Madhavan

    Thanks kushi

     

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