Thursday, 30 January 2014

Foccacia Caprese


This is my second month in We Knead To Bake a brainchild of Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen  in which the members bake a different bread every month.

Last month I made a delcious and totally unusal sweet bread called german-bee-sting-cake  and this month we are doing Foccacia Capreses a very well known herbed bread. I have used wheat flour as well as all purpose flour .

This bread was a delight to make because I personally like savory bakes. This cheesy bread was enjoyed by all . So off to the recipe


 




Ingredients :

For the Herbed Oil :

1/4 cup............. olive oil
1 tsp................. oregano (dried )
1 tsp.................basil ( dried ).
1 tsp................garlic paste
1/2 tsp ................salt

For the Dough :

2 tsp...............Dry active yeast
1 n 1/2 tbsp....sugar
1 tsp...............salt
1/4 cup..........oil
1 n 1/2 cup ....warm water
some oil for brushing
2 cups............maida
1 1/2 cups......wheat flour

For the topping :

1 ...............big tomato thinly sliced
2 cubes.....cheddar cheese sliced thinly
2 tsp.........dry basil leaves




Method :

Mix all items in herbed oil and mix them well and keep aside.

In a bowl add yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup warm water and set aside for 10 minutes.

When the yeast mixture become frothy add herbed oil to it and mix well.

Now add maida n wheat flour and knead a dough with warm water.

Knead for almost 10 minutes till the dough is soft and elastic but not sticky.

Place it in a big oiled bowl and turn it around to coat the dough with oil.

Cover the bowl and keep aside for about 1 hour for the dough to become double.

After the dough doubles take it out and press it to form a rectangle shape.

Again keep to rise for 1/2 an hour.

Now press the dough with oiled fingers to form evenly formed dimples in it.





Brush the surface with oil.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Take out from oven and arrange cheese slices and top with tomato slices.




Sprinkle some dried basil on top .

Again bake for 10 minutes till the cheese just melts.

Serve hot.







3 comments:

  1. nice breaad nayana. Very well prepared and explained.

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  2. wow....so perfectly textured. Nicely baked. Delicious foccacia caprese.

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