Easy Focaccia

by Anna on February 19, 2011

in Breads

Wow…. a month since I posted anything here. What can I say? Things are pretty hectic around me. And trying to get in shape for summer is proving to be a nightmare. Sooooooo difficult, last week my husband and I decided to cut bread from our diet. Ha! How about that? If you know me a bit you probably know that I’m a bread addict and without bread I turn into Godzilla. So needless to say this past week was a tad too tough for my hubby. I almost bit his head of …lol And today I finally drew the line, and made this petit focaccia…. what??  It’s very small…and with healthy tomatoes…. almost diet, non? I know…I’m shameless. But trust me it was delightful. So if you are shameless like me here is the recipe. Have a great weekend guys, enjoy some yummy food, diet or not.

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1-tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1-tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil to drizzle on top
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Sea salt flakes

Directions:

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, sugar, yeast Mix in the vegetable oil and water. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Punch dough down; place on greased baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle, Press the grape tomatoes and drizzle the top with olive oil. Sprinkle the sea salt flakes and basil. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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veggietestkitchen February 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

This focaccia looks fantastic! And so easy! Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve been wanting to make a focaccia pizza at home. This would be a perfect recipe for the base. Cheers.
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Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs February 19, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I have never made focaccia before but I am looking forward to trying this one. Love your colorful photos.

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Kim - Liv Life February 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I’m with you in needing to lose a few before summer, but I’m having a horrible time getting motivated. I really need to focus on cutting out the bread (or most of it!) as well… baking for the kids the last few days has not helped. I love the addition of the tomatoes in this, makes it count in the fruit and veggie category if you ask me!
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Y February 20, 2011 at 2:13 am

Love focaccia.. especially if someone else is making it for me :P The different coloured grape tomatoes are so beautiful!
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Tiffany February 20, 2011 at 4:57 am

I love the colors!
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Liz February 20, 2011 at 6:07 am

Gorgeous focaccia! I’d go nuts without bread, too!!!!
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Krista February 20, 2011 at 9:29 am

Ah shucks, I just bought an entire pint of little heirloom tomatoes and inhaled them too fast to consider doing anything with them. Next time I’ll reserve some for this!

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Isabelle February 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

Diet shmiet. I’ve often said that a life without bread isn’t worthwhile, even if it does mean I end up with a pudgy little belly. (I did try a low-carb diet for a while, but I realised it was a bad idea when I found myself desperately craving steamed rice in the middle of the night.)
Love this focaccia. How can anything with those adorable little tomatoes be bad for you? :)
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Sophie February 21, 2011 at 3:31 am

We completely understand, dear Anna! It is hectic chez nous too! This multi coloured tomato foccacia looks so tasty!! I also love those mini yellow cherry tomtoes!

MMMMMM,…Great food!
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Vimitha February 21, 2011 at 4:21 am

They look yummy and mouth watering
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Lisa @ Tarte du Jour February 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

This looks so scrumptious! The sweetness of the tomatoes with the salt…mmmm. Well done on the top 9!

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Jenny @ Savour the Senses February 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

This look delicious! I need to make bread soon!!
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Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } February 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

What a perfect focaccia bread – love the addition of the baby tomatoes. I am with you on the bread thing – hard to stop eating. Congrats on the Top 9 Today!
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Food Frenzy February 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Looks wonderful. I can imagine the taste through those fabulous photos. Congrats on the Top 9.

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 24, 2011 at 7:37 am

That is the PRETTIEST focaccia I’ve ever seen! Truly. It makes me want to run to the kitchen and slap on my apron. :)
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The Kitchen Noob February 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Your photography is beautiful! :)
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tamy February 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Anna, estava com saudades das suas visitas!!! Hmmmm Carpaccio + Oscar, adorei a combinação! E essa focaccia então… nossa!!!! Que delícia… beijos
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bianca February 27, 2011 at 2:49 am

cannot wait to try this! i LOVE facaccia!

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Russell at Chasing Delicious September 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I love focaccia and this recipe looks killer! Gorgeous shots too. The focaccia looks incredible. I am definitely trying this one soon.

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