Easy Focaccia Bread
Last week I was very busy making tons of Macarons for the bake sale that our Cake Club was holding on Saturday. I had very little time to think about what to make for diner for our family then I thought about Focaccia bread and Swedish meatballs. This recipe was so handy because it does not require a lot of work and takes only about an hour or less to make and most of the job my Bosch mixer did for me by mixing my dough. This Focaccia bread can go almost with anything, any spaghetti dinner, Swedish meatballs or as a meal itself. You can also use any of your favorite toppings that you like or you can make an individual topping for each of your family member. The aroma of the fresh baked Focaccia bread will bring your family members together and kids will have a lot of fun help you with the toppings.
For about 10 servings you will need:
• 1 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk
• 1 tablespoon of dry active yeasts
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 3-3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 2-3 white mushrooms
• handful sliced black olives
• 5-6 sliced grape tomatoes
• 3 tablespoon of dry or fresh basil chopped
• 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
• 3-4 olive oil for drizzle
Turn your mixer on low and start gradually add flour and salt. Mix it until it will form a nice round shaped ball then add olive oil and mix it well again. Continue mixing your dough on medium until it is firm. Place your dough into bowl covered with some oil and let it rest for 25-30 minutes. It does not really need to raise a lot.
Bring your dough into working surface and roll it into rectangle shape. Bring this rolled dough into baking sheet covered with parchment paper and drizzle it with some olive oil. Slice it into as many pieces as you like and top each piece with topping. Drizzle the top of the bread with some olive oil again and bake your bread at 400F for 15 minutes.
Serve Focaccia Bread warm with your dinner! Enjoy!