Recipe For Caprese Focaccia

In the next installment of recipe testing, I made this caprese focaccia. Using firm tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil this is a super tasty addition to any meal. We served this with octopus spaghetti.

Caprese Focaccia
Caprese Focaccia
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I have a few spring cleaning things I do each year starting on the January 1st. One of them is to take every single piece of cutlery and crockery out of the sideboard. Each item then gets washed. I clean out the drawers and when everything goes back in I know it is properly clean. In Jewish homes this would be done just before Passover to remove any traces of bread etc. I also rename each folder of photographs I have taken during the previous year for my blog. This year is was very apparent just how far behind I am in writing posts. Most years I keep the month the same and just change the year. That way the folders stay in the order I took the photographs. But this year I have changed things up a bit and have changed each date to just reflect this year.

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I don’t make resolutions but I have set myself a goal for January. I reckon if I can stick to it, it will become habit. My goal is to write one blog post per day during the week. As I only post between 3 and 4 times a week I should have all my posts ready to go before we leave for overseas. I want to get back to having posts scheduled one month in advance. That is my comfort zone. I also want to make 3 successful recipes per week. It means getting my head down and persevering. Much like I did with this caprese focaccia. The flavours were inspired by my mother. She asked me to make a pull apart caprese bread and I took note. I made this instead, using very few basil leaves as they are not her favourite. Feel free to add more.

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Caprese Focaccia
 
This can be enhanced with some basil pesto on the side
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Ingredients
  • 50g active sourdough starter
  • 375g water
  • 20g honey
  • 500g bread flour
  • 9g fine salt
  • 30g olive oil
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 75g mozzarella, torn up
  • Few basil leaves, picked
  • Flaked salt for sprinkling
Method
  1. Place the starter, water and honey into a stand mixer bowl
  2. Whisk using the dough hook until frothy
  3. Add the flour and salt and knead on a slow setting for 10 minutes
  4. Cover the bowl and leave in a warm place to prove until doubled in size
  5. Pour the oil into a large plastic container, coat the sides well with the oil
  6. Lightly brush some of the oil onto cling wrap and a Swiss roll pan
  7. Pour the dough into the plastic container and flip the dough over so that it is completely coated in oil
  8. Cover with the cling film and leave to prove for 2 hours until nicely puffed up
  9. Preheat the oven to 220° Celsius
  10. Tip the dough into the baking tin and stretch to fit as best you can
  11. Dimple the top with your fingertips, pushing right to the bottom of the tin
  12. Place the tomatoes and mozzarella onto the top, scatter the basil leaves over and sprinkle with flaked salt
  13. Bake for 35 minutes and leave to cool slightly before serving

 

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14 thoughts on “Recipe For Caprese Focaccia

  1. oooh yes give me all of the focaccia!!! this version looks so tasty, and i’m really liking roasted tomatoes right now. and you served this with octopus spaghetti?! i’m jealous of that dinner (;

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    1. It was a great meal 🙂

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  2. What a lovely combo and we get lovely ripe tomatoes here which are some of the best and I love basil so that’s on my to cook/try list..( which) is ever growing at the moment I need to try at least 3 new recipes a week methinks…Thank you, Tandy

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    1. My pleasure Carol, and thank you for the visit 🙂

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  3. Fantastic recipe, TAndy. I like your goals. I could never be one month ahead with my blog posts. I am happy if I am one day ahead.

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    1. I usually am a month ahead due to the travelling we do.

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  4. Admire your resolve Tandy, you are such a go getter. Love everything about this focaccia, such a great combo.
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    1. Thank you so much Cheri 💜

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  5. My hubs doesn’t fancy basil either, but I love it! I’d make it your way for sure. 🙂
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    1. Enjoy!

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  6. Looks fantastic Tandy! And I’m starving right now so I just want to jump through the screen and devour. I wish I had some firm tomatoes…my crop and really everyone’s crop was terrible this year to to no sun and excessive rain. And fresh mozzarella. Oh yum. I wish I could grow a mozzarella tree =) hehe.

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    1. You are blessed to have had rain. I would not mind the same tree in my garden 😁

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  7. You can definitely do that. I’ve got them lined up through March! Every time I think I might run out of ideas, multiple recipes come to mind, or pop out of a cookbook I’m reading! It’s a sickness, this food blogging!!! Love your focaccia. Where are you going? (If it’s ok to ask)
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    1. I wish I could have recipes lined up for two months! I am only a day ahead right now. We are off to The Lake District and London 🙂

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