Focaccia bread

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I remember when I was working in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, KL, we always had lunch at Maju Junction at this one small cafe. I like to have their focaccia chicken sandwich. The bread was kinda chewy and not too fluffy, it felt like you’re not gobbling up too much carbs.. Anyway, yesterday I was too tired to bake any cakes, so I thought why not try to bake bread. I haven’t tried doing that with my new Kitchenaid.. (yes! I bought the heavy duty KS5 a few weeks ago). Thank God for the mixer, if not I wouldn’t even want to attempt to make bread, coz you have to knead the dough for’s some of the step by step images I took :

The ingredients I used was organic bread flour mix with a little organic wholemeal flour (trying to eat healthy this days..), yeast of course, salt, sugar, black pepper, cold water, olive oil and dried oregano & rosemary. Not as complicated as cakes recipe.

All in all, I think it took about 20 minutes kneading..until the dough becomes elastic like this.

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Once it is smooth, put it in a bowl covered with plastic clingwrap and wait 45 minutes for it to grow big..that’s the best part, watching the yeast in action.

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Then I divide the dough into smaller balls and let it rest for 15 minutes (that’s what the recipe says).

bread-small-ball.JPG Roll the dough again, shaped nicely and place in a baking tray line with baking paper. And then prove for 20 minutes. For this I put the whole tray in a big plastic tightly wrap with a bowl of hot water. (Now I’m thinking, oh my God, why do I bother making this recipe :-? ) After that, brush with olive oil and sprinkle the topping.

Finally, into the oven and here’s how it turn out.

Yey ! My first focaccia! The inside looks ok too..

I use it to make beef burger wrap in egg..

After all the hard work, hubby said ‘why don’t you just ask me to go buy the bun, that would be much faster..’. Argh, tension, daughter didn’t like the bread, she’s used to having Gardinia. A contrast to the focaccia I made. The top crust is a bit tough, I think I overbaked it, but overall not so bad, for a first timer. Will I make it again ? Hmm.. I have to get back on that.


izwani says:

Hi Min,

Boleh tak share resepi foccaccia bread nie…teringin nk cuba buat, boleh tak email kat saya…thanks…

sri says:

mmmmm! I just loved focaccia bread….