Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Sun-dried Tomato, Olive, Rosemary and Thyme focaccia Bread !!

While we were holidaying in Italy 3 years ago, we came a cross this particular flavoured facaccia bread .  When we landed in Milan it was lunch time, kids were grumpy and our tour manager strictly forbid having any snack in the coach...He guided us to this particular cafe where queues were huge..waited for so long and in the end we just chose few slices of facaccia bread, ice creams and coffee...No, this time I couln't ask the waiter....he didn't understood English and I didn't Italian.....Since then in our whole Italy tour we were just looking for this type of bread...It was available in Rome, Florance, Venice,Pisa,Capri everywhere,we loved the Italy weather,water taxi ride to venice and gandola ride in romantic city Venice.. and we were thinking of the song from the film'The Great Gambler'...DO LAFZON KI HAI DIL KI KAHANI ..I'm not putting our own video but putting original film song from you tube........so how did I unfold this recipe? ya you guessed right just googled it and since then making it...always a great hit with the family..been making it slightly cheat's way with bought pizza base mix.....can't blame me can you?



You will need:-
  • 2x150 g packets of Pizza base mix
  • 2 tsp active dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 g pitted olives, sliced
  • 25 g sundried tomatoes, sliced(used jar ones)
  • Sea salt
  • Handful of freash chopped rosemary and thyme
  • 225 ml warm water

Method:-
In a bowl combine the warm water, yeast and sugar and leave for about 15 minutes untill frothy.  Oil a shallow baking tin.  Put the pizza base mix into the food processor bowl fitted with the dough attachment.  With the machine running, pour the frothy yeast mixture and mix to a soft dough.   Knead for 2-3 minutes in the machine untill smooth in texture.  Press into the prepared baking tin, pushing the dough into the corners.  Cover with oiled clingfilm and leave rise in a warm placed about 35-40 minutes or untill in height.  Meanwhile preheat the oven to Gas mark 7.  Make dimples all over the surface of the risen dough with your finger and sprinkle sea salt, olives, tomatoes and chopped herbs.Bake for 10-15 minutes untill golden. 
Focaccia bread can be used as a side for many meals, as a base for pizza or as sandwich bread.



Enjoy!!

44 comments:

  1. Bread looks great Jagruti!!!

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  2. Jagurti

    Focaccia bread looks really good, wonderful you made with store bought pizza dough

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  3. Wwoww love this focaccia bread, wat a fantastic bread, love it..

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  4. I love ur stori that leads u and ur family to love foccacia bread ...absolutely delightfull and am so awed by this bread...

    Ur speed at posts is amzing i mus add...so muc of deliciousness ...almost everyday...cheers and happy day to u....

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  5. I love Focaccia and after looking at your pic I feel like having it... and yes, the song " do lafzon ki hai" is one of fav... Italy is beautiful and has its own charm:)

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  6. Such a flavorful and yummy bread..looks so delicious

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  7. oh YUM! I would love to bite into that bread!

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  8. hi. I love the Focaccia, and it's so thoughtful to use the pizza dough.Thebread looks amazing. I agree with Vanilla, u have an amazing speed of posting....I just can't do that fast.

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  9. Wow bread looks so colorful and yum...Loved to read ur stories..

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  10. Man I love this shortcut version. I too loved the focassia bread while I was touring in Italy last year. Thanks for sharing this short cut version.Certainly saves time from doing it from scratch!

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  11. I love Focaccia, looks yum. I love to make sandwiches with this bread, so tasty.

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  12. I love reading your anecdotes about your travels.The bread looks delicious and very inviting.

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  13. This looks so delicious...I love focaccia! Great idea using the store bought mix.

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  14. Cool idea to use Pizza base mix :-) bread looks fabulous..I love focaccia bread too...

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  15. Focaccia sounds flavorful...nice idea to use pizza base mix for this :)

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  16. Hi Jagruti,

    A great memory with a unique bread.Love the picture of the bread.

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  17. pics r wonderful and so is the story and the song is great too! I have only bought it from the store...thanx for the recipe, yaar!

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  18. foccacia bread looks yum... should try this out!

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  19. Excellent focaccia, especially love the sun-dried tomatoes here!

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  20. looks very tasty! love the video too hehe

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  21. That bread looks super delish and yeah i agree with u...Italy looks beautiful!!!

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  22. superb Jag!!!..i simply adore u for ur new new rrecipes that comes up in ur blog :)

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  23. I love Focaccia bread and yours looks perfect! Great post!
    Have a nice day

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  24. Its delicious bread... who cares if its a pizza mix!

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  25. I love the Italian bread..however I have yet made any Focaccia myself.
    Yours looks very professionally baked!

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  26. Waow! What a nice, healthy and savoury bread! I love the idea of adding herbs!

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  27. Ohh wow, I envy your cooking skills Jagruti.
    Wish i can cook as much as you :)

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  28. Focaccia is so tasty and your version came out beautifully. Or should I say, magnifico!

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  29. Italy is a lovely place, isn't it?? the bread looks awesome

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  30. This looks so yummy. We have focaccia flour here and I only made once on my bread maker machine. Thanks for reminding.

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  31. Sounds great and tempting.

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  32. Perfectly bake foccacia, love your write up and nice click too...

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  33. My son is crazy about breads. Must try recipe. Bread looks awesome.

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  34. delicious yummy bread..looks perfect

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  35. hey the foccacia bread looks really nice..

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  36. Looks yum. I remember one of your first posts was also sundried tomato and jeera bread, thats when I started visiting regularly..

    Glad to hear that the camphor oil remedy would be of use to you.

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  37. Hooray for google! Beautiful bread. Peace, Stephanie

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  38. Would love to visit Italy one day..its one of my dream destination.....
    bread looks fabulous :)

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