Wednesday, 1 May 2013

No-Fuss Focaccia Bread


Ahh, it was so nice to wake up at midday today. I would have slept for a little longer if the courier man didn't wake me up! I usually spend the first day of the holidays in bed all day but I decided to be different and head into the kitchen and cook up a storm.

I found an amazing and quick focaccia recipe that didn't involve kneading and waiting for the bread to rise twice or thrice! I adapted the orignal recipe from King Arthur Flour, called "Blitz Bread" or "No-Fuss Focaccia" and that it truly is!

No-Fuss Focaccia Recipe



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups warm water
3 tablespoons Olive Oil (more for drizzling)
1 1/4 teaspoons Salt
3 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon Instant Yeast (I used 1 sachet of Edmonds Instant Dry Yeast)

Toppings:

Olive Oil
Dried Mixed Herbs
Garlic Powder or Fresh Garlic
Salt

Method:

1. Mix all of your ingredients in your mixer bowl and beat for 60 seconds using your paddle attachment. If you don't have a mixer use you hands and knead it till it is smooth and elastic!



2. Take your dough out and spread it out on a WELL oiled baking pan or tray, well as in swimming in oil this makes your bread crispy and golden on the bottom. It might be tricky to spread it out to the sides but keep pushing it out with your fingers. 
Once it is all spread out, cover it with a towel or glad wrap and leave it to rise for 60mins somewhere warm. Preheat your oven to 170C.


3. Now you should have puffy dough! Using your fingers, make dimples in the dough. 

Time to flavour! I generously drizzled the top with olive oil, then sprinkled some garlic powder, dried mixed herbs (I used Gregs), and salt to taste. Let your imagination run wild you could add things like feta, caramelized onions, olives or sundried tomatos, not all at once (well actually that is your call!)

4. Bake the bread till it's golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

5. Remove it from the oven, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yum!!

Kim xx

2 comments:

BettyAnn @Mango_Queen said...

Oh gosh, this focaccia bread looks so delish and so easy to bake. Thanks for the 'Amaze Kitchen' support you've given me. All the best!

Unknown said...

Hi Mango Queen!! Thanks for dropping by! :)