I really loved the idea of the beautiful Garden Focaccia the first time I've seen it, and of course, I wanted to recreate it in my own way and of course all plant-based! It will not only amaze your loved ones with its look but with an incredible taste as well!
I'm so happy to share with you my variation of Garden Focaccia :)
But first, as usual, let's briefly take a look where this incredible food trend is coming from ;)
Focaccia is a flat, yeasted Italian bread similar in taste and texture to pizza dough. It's got a distinguished, almost tangy flavor that develops by letting the dough ferment in an overnight rise. It's usually baked on a baking stone(or sometimes a heavy skillet) to give it a crunchy exterior. A sprinkle of course salt is the original way of flavoring this bread, but it can be made in variations, including grape-rosemary and cracked black pepper. To get inspiration for your own focaccia art, here are some of the ways social media users are getting creative.
Teri of @vineyardbakerchanneled her "Vincent Vandough" in 2018 long before social distancing. Since bread baking on the rise, she decided to offer a tutorial for adults and kids alike on her website. Her mission: to offer inspiration in creating works of art on their focaccia with whatever's in the fridge. *source
Find the recipe below!
Prep: 45 min
Cook time: 20 min
Servings: 4 focaccias
Calories per serving: 375 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
For the yeast:
1 1/4 cup warm water(not hot) (or plant milk)
1/2 tbsp sugar (do not substitute)
1 tbsp flour
1 pcs. dry yeast (7 gr.)
For the dough:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (400gr.)
2/3 cups of semolina flour
1 tsp salt
olive oil (for brushing)
Step 1: In a medium bowl mix together warm water with 1/2 tbsp of sugar, flour and add the dry yeast. Set aside for 10 mins.
Step 2: In a large bowl place flours and add in salt, and yeast mixture and start mixing until you form a non-sticky dough.
Step 3: Form a ball and cover with a kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm place for around 30 minutes or until the dough double its size.
Step 4: Preheat oven to 220C. (425F)
Step 5: Form from your focaccia dough around 4 loaves.
Step 6: Brush focaccias with olive oil.
Step 7: Start decorating your focaccias with different herbs and veggies.
Step 8: Bake your focaccia for around 20 minutes.