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How to make focaccia to die for

My special take on this classic Italian bread.

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INGREDIENTS
Gather ingredients

Gather ingredients

Chop 1/4 of the onion into half rings for the top and the rest into quarters

Chop 1/4 of the onion into half rings for the top and the rest into quarters

Chop garlic fine according to taste, the finer it is the stronger it is

Chop garlic fine according to taste, the finer it is the stronger it is

Add yeast to some of the goldilocks (not to hot, not to cold) water. I put a bit of sugar in there just to wake it up nicely.

Add yeast to some of the goldilocks (not to hot, not to cold) water. I put a bit of sugar in there just to wake it up nicely.

It's alive and ready after about 15mins

It's alive and ready after about 15mins

Add a good glug of olive oil, salt, and half of the garlic to the flour

Add a good glug of olive oil, salt, and half of the garlic to the flour

Add yeast and get mixing. I have a food mixer with a dough hook to make life easy,

Add yeast and get mixing. I have a food mixer with a dough hook to make life easy,

Add the remaining warm water while the mixer is running and let it do it's job for about ten mins

Add the remaining warm water while the mixer is running and let it do it's job for about ten mins

Turn out the sticky dough and fold into a round. I like to put a layer of olive oil around it.

Turn out the sticky dough and fold into a round. I like to put a layer of olive oil around it.

Sweat off the onion quarters, some chopped mushrooms in olive oil with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Add the remaining garlic last.

Sweat off the onion quarters, some chopped mushrooms in olive oil with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Add the remaining garlic last.

I separated the onions,  garlic and mushrooms from the oil when done.

I separated the onions, garlic and mushrooms from the oil when done.

When the dough has risen, turn out onto a floured surface. Stretch it out unroll it is double the length of the tin it's going in. Fill with sweated onion, mushroom, garlic and mozzarella chopped.

When the dough has risen, turn out onto a floured surface. Stretch it out unroll it is double the length of the tin it's going in. Fill with sweated onion, mushroom, garlic and mozzarella chopped.

Fold over and top with onion half's, some chopped mushrooms, some mozzarella and the remaining oil and balsamic vinegar from the sweating process. grated a little extra cheese, ground sea salt on top

Fold over and top with onion half's, some chopped mushrooms, some mozzarella and the remaining oil and balsamic vinegar from the sweating process. grated a little extra cheese, ground sea salt on top

Slam in a nice hot oven an wait until cooked. It should look golden and yummy on top.

Slam in a nice hot oven an wait until cooked. It should look golden and yummy on top.

Cooked!

Cooked!

Chopped! All of that warm mozzarella, grrr.

And enjoy ;-) chief taster Nicky ( my wife) certainly gave her approval.

And enjoy ;-) chief taster Nicky ( my wife) certainly gave her approval.

  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 5g yeast
  • 10g fine salt
  • 325ml warm water
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1onion
  • Handful mushrooms
  • Garlic to taste
  • Rosemary
  • Rock salt ground
  • Balsamic vinegar