Monday, 16 July 2012

Rosemary and Sun dried tomato Focaccia

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

I have a little helper in the kitchen..yipeeeee !!!! well not quite little but my teenage daughter...Her summer holidays have began ( having said that we are still waiting for summer) and she is more than happy to face the kitchen's heat with me !!!!  She has started to exploring the kitchen .. She can not cook a full meal yet but she is happy to help in cooking some easy treats for pasta, rice or she can roll a few chapattis for me.

Last week we were having non stop rain, so we were having just a bit of quite time at home watching few movies and recorded programs. She thought of having some home baked bread or buns and soup for our lunch and suggested that she will bake this Focaccia herself. She is very keen on having Italian food !
The baking aroma was awesome and welcoming in that dull and wet weather. Rosemary and Sun dried tomato Focaccia came out very well and we really enjoyed it with our hearty soup. For her the best compliments came from my son who said " It's just like how Mummy makes" and she was over the moon :-))
Well Done Sweetie !! ( Pics are taken by her too )

You will need:-
  • 450 g  Pizza dough mix
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 7-8 sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • 12 black olives, stoned and chopped
  • 200 ml lukewarm water
  • sea salt flakes

Mix the pizza dough mix with half the oil, rosemary, tomatoes, olives and water until it forms a firm dough.
Turn out the dough on to a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Return to the mixing bowl and cover with clear film.
Leave the dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size.
Meanwhile, lightly grease two baking sheets and preheat oven to gas mark 7 ( 220 C )
Turn out the risen dough, punch down and knead again. Divide into two and shape into rounds.
Place on the baking sheet, and punch hollows in he dough.
Trickle over the remaining olive oil and sprikle with salt.
Bake the focaccia for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and cooked.
Slide off on to wire rackes to cool.
Eat slightly warm.

Recipe source - Muffine and quick breads
Linking this to event series Celebrate - Olympic Gmaes started by me , guest post by Priya and Celebrate - Monsoon of India guest post by Sayantani.


  1. Omg, she rocks, focaccia came out extremely fabulous..Kudos to ur teen chef:).Thanks for sending to COG.

  2. A budding cook... Kudos to the girl... Delicious bread

  3. it is always good when family cooks together :-) good to hear that your daughter is helping you in kitchen ...Focaccia looks too good

  4. Looks yum yum yum. Congrats to your daughter& of course you.

  5. Great focaccia! Love the combination of flavours!

  6. A job perfectly done !
    What an achievement for her as well as you...'cause she is following mom's foot steps.
    This is what I have planned to make today it is very cold here right now..
    Perfect with a bowl of soup.

  7. wow.. absolutely fantastic looking bread. good one

  8. this is the first time to your blog.. yummy recipies.. new follower :)


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