Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Roasted Garlic Focaccia for Blog Hop February

Hello Friends,

How is everyone? HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY. No, my post is not related to valentine's day. A simple but delayed post for this month's Blog Hop. I would like to apologize to Radhika and my this month's partner Neha. Sorry ladies, made it over the weekend and just blogging about it.

Neha, got to say girl, it was a hit, loved by all and wow, what a flavor and texture and that smell of roasted garlic was simply awesome. 

In my family, both hubby and I absolutely love garlic in almost anything, yes, even in our bread :) This was a perfect recipe. The only change I made was I didn't add all the toppings that Neha suggested which are cherry tomatoes, onions etc. as I was making it considering my kids and a friends' kids as well and didn't think kids will appreciate it as much. I will give it a try in my next attempt.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take the picture when it came out of oven or when I was serving the first slice. I could only take it once everything was almost done. Thus, the poor picture. I promise to update the picture pretty soon as I am very sure that I am going to bake it again very soon. Till then enjoy this !!!

Roasted Garlic Focaccia


For the bread
All purpose flour-5 cups
Salt - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1\2 tsp
Yeast - 1 1\2 tsp
Luke warm water - 1 1\2 cups
Garlic - 6-7 pods, Roasted and chopped or sliced as you may like
Extra virgin olive oil - 1\4 to 1/3 cups and 2 tbsp for oiling the pans
Bread Toppings
Cherry tomatoes-5-6(halved, optional)
Onion-1\4 (sliced, optional)
Garlic - a couple of pods roasted, to top the bread
Mozzarella cheese - 3 tbsp (or use any  combo of cheeses)
  • Mix water, sugar and yeast in a bowl and let it sit for 5-10 minutes till froth forms at the top, confirming that yeast is indeed active.
  • Now, take the rest of the ingredients for the bread and mix them till all comes together as a ball. 
  • Mix well for 3-4 minutes. Remember it will be very sticky, so don't try to add more flour to make it dry.
  • Oil your hands and bring the dough together into a bowl.
  • Oil a bowl (with 1 tbsp oil) and place the dough in it. Cover and let it rise for an hour in a dry warm place. Your oven is a great place, just don't switch it on.
  • After an hour, oil the baking pan (I used a square pan) and punch and place the dough in the pan. Use your fingers to spread the bread evenly on the pan. I usually prefer leaving my finger denting in the pan.
  • Top the bread with all the toppings depending on what you prefer and cover and let it rise for another hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and bake the bread for upto 35 - 45 min. Ovens vary, so, please check the time. Inserting a toothpick should come out clean.
  • Let it cool down a bit (not all the way as it tastes better warm) before enjoying.
I served it with our evening tea. But, you can also prepare a dipping sauce of any kind you like and serve it as an appetizer as well.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful...

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

yummy & inviting..;)
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Prema said...

wow i can feel the garlic flavour from here...luks so tempting.

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Utter soft and flavorful, that's what I'll call it. I've never tried on these breads but seems like baking should move on with speed for me now. Thanks for making and then sharing this wonderful one. :)

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Archana said...

Looks delicious

Aarthi said...

Really YUMMY Recipe..I am loving it


My Kitchen Antics said...

i love foccacia...and with garlic..oooh that would have tasted fab

Sowjanya@Ruchikacooks said...

Nice bread Priya, thanks for trying out the kadappa recipe, glad you liked it!
Happy V's day too :) What did you get- flowers/cake/chocolates :)

Joanne said...

I love all things roasted garlic. This looks amazing!

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

looks yum n so delicious..

sonu said...

yummy recipe ..looks so inviting ..bookmarked !

sonu said...

yummy recipe ..looks so inviting ..bookmarked !

Suganya said...

Very mouthwatering one. Nice recipe. Could imagine the flavors of the bread. YUM!

themustardseed said...

I could eat garlic in anything too! Love this recipe. I am not much of a baker but this is worth the effort!

Sriya said...

very yummy and lovely recipe .... first time here glad to follow you ...visit my blog

Appextech said...

Very Good recipe........
Thanks to share this.....

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful deliciously done focaccia

Sushma Mallya said...

This has come out so perfect and yummy and soft would love to try this:)

saffronstreaks said...

I am too fond of garlic bread, and focaccia looks so inviting.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

thats an awesome bread. love the garlic flavour in it.

Raks said...

I always wanted to try focaccia and this sounds awesome with garlic, loved this version!

Vardhini said...

Bread looks yummy. Nicely baked.

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Deepthi KR said...

looking wonderful, right now I'm hungry waiting for my hubby to have dinner together...ur bread is making me feel more hungry!!!!


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