Whole wheat garlicky focaccia

I know, I’m obsessed with breads. And yet I had never tried making a bread as easy as focaccia. Yesterday, finally I did.

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Garlic focaccia

We were craving for something garlicky yesterday, and I was already in the middle of preparing focaccia dough, hence the improvisation.

Ingredients

For the bread

  • About 200 gms of whole wheat flour.
  • 3 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • salt
  • garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the seasoning

  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 7-8 olives halved

Method:

Step 1

As usual, I added the yeast to the warm water and sugar and let it froth.

Step 2

I then mixed together the flour, garlic powder, salt and the yeast mixture to form a sticky dough.

Step 3

Tip it over a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes or until the dough turns into a soft even looking fluffy ball. Tip this into an oiled bowl and keep it covered with cling for about 2 hours or till the dough has doubled in size.

Step 4

Then punch it down and flatten it into a rectangle on a baking tray with your hands. Rub some oil on the top and make dimples all  over the flattened surface.

Cover with a damp towel and let it proof for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile, mix all the seasoning ingredients together. After about 30  minutes, rub this spice mixture evenly over the flattened dough. Then stud the olives over it.

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All ready for the oven

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top looks evenly golden brown all over. Let the bread cool over wire rack.

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Go ahead! Bite in

We had this with garlic cheese to intensify the garlic flavour. And it was YUMMM!!

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