VERY SOFT FOCACCIA

 

  • Cooking Time: 20 mins.
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 1h + 30 mins.

Ingredients

  • 500 g (17.5 oz) bread flour
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) durum wheat flour
  • 6 tblspoons potato flakes (instant mashed potatoes preparation)
  • 10 g yeast
  • 450 ml lukewarm water (about 1/8 gallon or 16 oz)
  • 1 tblspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tblspoons olive oil
  • +
  • 2 tblspoons olive oil
  • 2 tblspoons water
  • 1-2 tblspoons kosher salt
  • cherry tomatoes, onion or other vegetables as desired

Directions

  • Sift together the flours and mix with potato flakes, sugar and yeast.
  • Make a well in the middle and start adding water, mixing in the dry ingredients. Half way through add the salt as well.
  • When you have mixed in all the flour, proceed kneading on a floured surface to get soft and elastic dough. Depending on the humidity conditions and the type of potato flakes, you may need a little less or a little more water.
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and let rest for about 1 hour in a warm place (I usually place the bowl into a cold oven or microwave oven, it raises better and doesn't get dry).
  • Put the dough into an oiled baking tin (large) and spread with your hands only to about 1/2" thick. Let it rest again, covered, for 1/2 an hour.
  • Mix oil, water and kosher salt and brush well the whole surface of your focaccia.
  • Add tomatoes, sliced onion or whatever else you want (I had some leftover baked potatoes from the previous day, so I sliced and added those as well), and bake in the oven preheated to 180°C (350°F) for about 20 minutes.

Notes

Categories: Bread 
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