Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Focaccia with Sun-dried Tomatoes

I liked the colour of this bread.. the shape I need to work on..

Focaccia is a really easy bread to make. Or at least the recipe I have is very easy... and it is tasty enough for me.

And so when I got my hands on some sun-dried tomatoes, I wanted to make some sun-dried tomatoes focaccia.

It's been a while since I made bread.. so I think may have not have proofed it sufficiently the second time around.. The Husband further confirmed this when he took a bite of the bread. In his experience, he says, the second proofing is most important for fluffy bread.

Ingredients
190g Plain Flour
190g Bread Flour
Pinch of Salt
1 tsp Sugar
8g Instant Yeast
12g Honey
240g Ice water
20g Oliver Oil
50g Sun-dried tomatoes (soaked in hot water, drained completely and then chopped up)
A handful of chopped fresh rosemary

What I did
1. Mix all the dry ingredients, except for tomatoes and rosemary
2. Mix all the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and knead until smooth
3. Add in the herbs and tomatoes and knead well
4. Proof til double in size (about 1 hour)
5. Punch down and shape as desired.
6. Proof for another 60 minutes, or until double in thickness (I only proofed for 30 minutes)
7. Bake at approx 190 deg C for 20 minutes.

In spite of the under-proofing, this bread is good when served warm, with a little bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

How it looked like on the inside..

2 comments:

petunialee said...

Where did you get the sun-dried tomatoes?

Open Kitchen Concept said...

hi Petunia, I got them at this small shop at Raffles Place.. somewhere near Change Alley.. but I think they were not as nice as the ones I've bought before from Meidi-ya at Liang Court.. :)

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