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 + 3 tblspn
Warm Water as needed
Olive Oil – 1 tblspn
Garlic – 3 cloves chopped
Onion- 1 sliced thinly
Bell Pepper – 1 sliced thinly
Mozzarella Cheese – 1 cup grated
Italian Seasoning – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
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.
Heat olive oil in a pan, add garlic and fry for a min. Add onions and peppers and saute for 5 mins till it is cooked. Add in italian seasoning, salt and pepper and mix well. Set aside to cool.
Now grease a baking pan with olive oil.
Take the dough and divide it in half.
Place one dough on baking pan, spread evenly on the baking pan.
Spread the filling on top and sprinkle cheese over it. Sprinkle italian seasoning. Cover with other dough. Seal the edges.
Let it rise for 30 mins.
During the last 10 mins of rising, Preheat oven to 200 degree C.
Now take the focaccia and press using your fingers to create small dimples.
Spoon the olive oil in the holes and sprinkle with italian seasoning. Pop this in oven and bake for 20 to 25 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 lets make the filling, heat some olive oil in a pan|
|add garlic and fry till golden|
|add onions and bell peppers|
|saute for a while|
|now it has softened|
|add some italian seasoning|
|add some salt|
|and some pepper|
|now it is more than doubled in size|
|punch out the air
|Divide it in half|
|place one half on a oiled baking pan|
|do this with other half too|
|on one spread dough, sprinkle onions and peppers|
|top with cheese|
|top with italian seasoning|
|top with other half of the dough|
|seal the edges, let it rise for 30 mins|
|now use your fingers to create small holes|
|spoon over olive oil and sprinkle with italian seasoning|
|now bake them|
|slice them and serve|