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Monday, October 04, 2010

Lazy bread - focaccia

Was lazing ard on Sunday afternoon and then realised that I had to prepare dinner. :P

Decided to go easy and peeped into my freezer for any emergency supplies that I could use. Took out the pre-cooked and frozen Hungarian Goulash Soup and then baked focaccia to go with it. My last attempt with focaccia was sometime back, which means it's high-time to make them again!
Sharing with you the recipe here:

What you need
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water (add 1 tbsp water if the dough feels dry)
For topping
  • Olive oil
  • More mixed herbs
What to do
  • Add yeast into the cup of water and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl with the hook, stir together the flour, salt, sugar and mixed herbs. Mix in the vegetable oil and water (with yeast).
  • Using the mixer, let it run till the dough is smooth (about 5mins).
  • 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 230 degrees C. Punch dough down; place on greased baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. make little indents with your fingertips and drizzle top with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with more mixed herbs and cheese as topping. Leave aside to proof another 10mins.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.
The brown bits were cheese. That's what you will get for forgetting abt the bake in the oven and busy FB-ing! LOL



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