Cherry Tomato Focaccia

Cherry Tomato Focaccia

Focaccia is a very tasty and easy to prepare flat bread. No special skills or machines are needed and the result is great.

I prepared the dough of the focaccia before going out (5 minutes work) and finished as we came home (5 minutes work +baking time) while I prepared dinner.

Tomatoes and rosemary are a great combination, but tomatoes, basil and garlic are delicious as well.

You can also use thyme or basil add some cheese and you have pizza-focaccia.

You need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 to 15 cherry tomatoes
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • sea salt (to taste)

Procedure

  1. In a big bowl mix flour, salt  and yeast.
  2. Add water and stir with the fork until adsorbed. You don’t need to knead.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil on the side wall of the bowl and with a spatula let glide the oil under the dough (so that it will not stick). Turn the dough, cover with a lid or a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Fold and stretch the dough 3-4 times and add 2 tablespoon of olive oil again.
  5. Let rest until doubled (for best flavor let rest overnight).
  6. Punch down.
  7. Pour 2 tablespoon oil on a baking tray and place the dough on it.
  8. Stretch the dough by your hands to the size of about 30 to 40 cm (12 to 15 inches) and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 220°C/420°F.
  10. Cut tomatoes in two pieces and push tomatoes in the dough (skin side down).
  11. Make small indentations with your fingers and drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  12. Sprinkle with the rosemary sprigs and sea salt.
  13. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.
  14. Leave to cool slightly on a wire rack. Cut in pieces and serve warm.
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13 thoughts on “Cherry Tomato Focaccia

  1. Made this focaccia this afternoon with cherry tomatoes & rosemary from the garden-I added roasted garlic cloves-delish! Made for CC 2014.

  2. I made this last week to go with a main dish simple salad which included lots of fresh veggies. It was a huge hit so much so that we ate most of the bread in one meal. Gluttons! I used dried rosemary in place of fresh but would recommend fresh for future preparations. Tomatoes are awful out of season but I found some organic grape tomatoes from Cali that were passable. Ideally this would be better to make in the summer when tomatoes are at their prime. Overall it was delicious! Thanks for sharing your focaccia recipe! Prepared for the game For Your Consideration.

    • Hi C.G! Thanks a lot for trying this recipes, making this with the best ingredients you can get and the very kind and useful comments!
      I’m very glad you loved this and you enjoyed it!
      We can get aromatic tomatoes in winter, but usually they are too sour! Hugs!

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