Focaccia...Easy and Quick

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I cannot believe August is here.
My girl goes back to college in 2 short weeks.
Life is moving way too quickly lately, but I'm having fun
discovering NEW recipes to share with you...and this one is GREAT!

Easy, Quick and Delicious Focaccia
Made with a YEAST dough!
You can be enjoying this in under 30 minutes.




I've made focaccia before and have shared it HERE with you.
However, that recipe uses pizza dough and takes a little time.

A few weeks ago I found a different recipe and it turned out really well 
and I wanted to share it with you today.

It uses a YEAST dough, but you don't have to wait for it to rise or do any kneading...REALLY.

You can find the original recipe HERE from 

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 cup lukewarm water (105 - 110 degrees)
1 tsp. dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
oil for the pan

Begin by adding the yeast and sugar to the 1 cup of warm water.
Let stand for 5 minutes, until foamy.

Then combine the yeast and water mixture with the flour and salt...

Mixing the focaccia dough

Pour some oil to cover the bottom of an 8X8 square pan and then
place the dough into the pan and poke holes in the dough.
You can use your fingers or a knife.

The dough will be sticky, don't worry...

poking holes in the focaccia dough

Now at this point you pour more oil, a tablespoon or two
 all over the top of your dough.
You want the oil to work its way through the holes.

Add your favorite spices and Parmesan cheese 
and bake in a hot (450) oven until golden brown.

This is the way I made it the first time.
It was DELICIOUS.
The bottom crust was so crispy from the oil 
seeping through the holes...


The second time I made the focaccia, I decided to top it with a simple tomato salad.

I sliced up some tomatoes, added garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
Then I added some Italian dressing and placed the tomato salad
in the refrigerator for a few hours to "marry" the flavors together.

You can find detailed instructions HERE on how to make the tomato salad...

tomato salad for focaccia

After you have poked the holes in the dough, cover with oil again, only
not as much oil this time because of the salad dressing in the tomato salad...


Add the tomato salad and top with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese...


Bake in a hot oven until nicely browned...



Slice and serve...



You can have this focaccia ready to serve within 30 minutes.
REALLY.



17 comments :

  1. Looks so delicious I can almost smell it. Thank you for the recipe.

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  2. Looks fantastic! I'm going to try the tomato topping with my next focaccia bake!

    Here's a rosemary & olive freeform focaccia I like to make: http://www.catharticcuisine.com/2012/05/29/rosemary-onion-focaccia-you-can-cook-this/

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  3. Oh, wow, Lois, this looks delicious! Really delicious :)

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  4. That is a great looking focaccia. Now I'm really hungry after seeing it!

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  5. Oh this looks o delicious! I will have to try this recipe this week! Thanks.

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  6. Looks super! Simple too! Perfect

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  7. I can't wait for my garden tomatoes to ripen so I can try this! Mmm!

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  8. Oh yum! I have always wanted to make focaccia. This looks perfect for the trying!

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  9. That does look really delicious and you make it look easy!!

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  10. I'm definitely going to try this, Lois~ you have made it sound just too easy not to!

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  11. Love Focaccia... but have never made it. thanks for sharing on FFF. ~ Marlys

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  12. nice blog ... :)

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  13. G'day! Looks delicious Lois! YUM!
    I could go for some right now!
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