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Yesterday was one of those days where I was quite organised about everything and was done with all chores beforehand and a free evening to enjoy until ……. I switched on a cooking channel and the lady was baking Focaccia bread! Just couldn’t resist and had to bake it the very same evening! This has got to be one of the easiest and quickest bread to bake. My fave part is how it involves very little work and the entire process is done in the baking dish itself! So this recipe is certainly for keeps!

Focaccia Bread

Ingredients for the dough:
All Purpose Flour: 3 cups
Olive Oil: 1/4 cup
Active Yeast: 2 and 1/2 tsp
Sugar: 4 tsp
Salt: 1 and 1/2 tsp
Water: approximately 1 cup or as required to get all the ingredients to bind together.

For the toppings:
Green Pepper (sliced): 1
Onion (sliced): 1
Tomato (sliced): 1
Italian Herbs Seasoning: to sprinkle
More alternatives you would like to use can be olives, jalapeño, or even cheese!

Method:

In a bowl, knead together all the ingredients for the dough. Grease your baking dish. Spread your dough evenly throughout the dish.
Cover the baking dish with a cling film and keep in a warm place for approximately 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
Meanwhile, chop all the desired vegetables you wish to add as the topping and set aside.
Once the dough has doubled in size, then gently form dimples throughout the dough using your hands.
Add approximately 2 tbsp of Olive Oil on top of the dough, followed by the toppings of your choice.
Pre-heat your oven at 200 degrees Celsius, and bake your bread for approximately 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Congratulations! Your Focaccia Bread is ready to be served! 🙂

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