Christmas Inspired Foccacia

Focaccia, known and loved in Italy and abroad, is yeasted flat bread which belongs essentially to the northern shores of the Mediterranean and has its origin in classical antiquity. I love to decorate the Foccacia bread and this time I was inspired by Christmas ahead of me.

Ingredients:

  • 50 g yeast
  • 6 dl water, 37 degrees
  • 1 dl olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon flake salt
  • 14 dl wheat flour special

Top with:

  • 1 red onion
  • carrot slices
  • coctail tomatoes
  • sliced leeks
  • cured sausage slices
  • 1 / 2-1 dl olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flake salt
  • oregano
  • green peas
  • You can actually use anything you like and have as a topping. Just be creative. This is what I had today.

Instructions:

Whisk the yeast with water, olive oil, honey and flake salt in a bowl. Add a little wheat flour at a time and work together into a dough. Knead it for about 5 minutes.

Let the dough rise under a baking towel for about 30 minutes.

Pour the dough onto a floured baking table and work it a little. Place a parchment paper in a large oven pan and flatten the dough in the pan with your hands. Flatten the dough about 1-2 centimeters thick.

Poke holes with two fingers all over the dough and sprinkle olive oil all over. Spread it evenly over the whole bread with your hands. Sprinkle flingsalt over the whole bread.

Decorate with the toppings of your choice. I wanted to make a Christmas inspired bread so I made a Christmas tree in the middle with sliced leak and tomatoes. Finish with sprinkling oregano over the bread.

Leave to rise under a baking towel to double in size, about 30 minutes.

Set the oven to 225 degrees Celcius.

Bake golden brown in the middle of the oven about 12-15 minutes depending on your oven and thickness of your bread.

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