I love making bread,specially breads which have lots of flavour like this one. This bread has a lovely fruity olive oil flavour in it. I topped it with herb and garlic butter and it turned out so good.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Rising Time : 1 hour and 30 mins
Baking Time : 15 mins
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 2 cups + more
Dry Yeast – 2 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Olive Oil – 3 tblspn
Butter – 3 tblspn
Garlic – 5 cloves chopped
Dried Basil – 1 tsp
Dried Oregano – 1 tsp
Water as needed
Take yeast and sugar in a bowl, add warm water and mix well. Set aside for 5 mins so it gets bubbly.
Take flour, salt in a bowl and mix well. Add olive oil and mix well.
Add the yeast mix and water and knead to a soft dough.
Apply oil on top.
Now cover it and let it rise for 1 hour till it is doubled in size.
Now grease a baking pan with olive oil.
Take the dough and place it on baking pan, spread evenly on the baking pan. Now let it rise for 30 to 45 mins.
During last 10 mins rising, Preheat oven to 200 degree C.
Now take butter, garlic, basil, oregano and melt it gently.
Now take the focaccia and press using your fingers to create small dimples.
Spoon the butter in the holes. Pop this in oven and bake for 15 mins.
Remove it and let it cool for 5 mins.
Cut into squares and serve.
|Take yeast and sugar in a bowl|
|add in little warm water and let it sit for 5 mins|
|take flour in a bowl|
|add in olive oil|
|now the yeast is all foamy|
|add it in|
|add enough water to knead to a soft dough|
|now it is well kneaded|
|apply some oil on top|
|cover and leave to rise|
|now it is more than doubled in size|
|punch out the air|
|place the dough in a oiled baking pan|
|spread it using your hands|
|now make the topping, take butter, garlic, basil and oregano in a sauce pan|
|melt it lightly|
|now the dough has risen|
|make small dimples|
|pour the butter on top|
|bake till done|
|Slice and serve|