Recipe For Sicilian Focaccia With Tomatoes

Inspired by my love of sourdough, all things Italian and our upcoming holiday, I made Sicilian Focaccia. There was a point to making so many different types of focaccia in such a short space of time. Be sure to check back in to see what I did.

Sicilian Focaccia
Sicilian Focaccia
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There is no way to describe how the wind pumps here in Gordons Bay. We always get a South Easter when it is hot, and sometimes when it’s not. Yesterday the wind was howling. Dave had got home before me and opened the sliding door. This created a huge pull force when I tried to open the front door. We have a security gate at our entrance which is for the ‘mud room’. But as the glass sliding door is not yet installed, the gate is covered with hard plastic sheeting. There is a small piece of metal to grip onto when opening the door. As I got it opened, the wind pulled it closed, tearing my one fingernail down to the nail bed. Surprisingly is was not sore and it didn’t break off.

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I have filed the nail down as far as possible and I have a piece of micropore over the nail itself. I usually keep my nails in line with the edge of my fingertips. They grow very easily but I don’t like to work with bread dough if they are too long. And if they are shorter than that the keyboard feels odd. Hopefully the nail will grow out completely before we leave for the UK. I don’t want to travel with the risk of tearing it further, or infection.  I won’t be doing any kneading until it’s healed either, so this Sicilian Focaccia recipe is perfect.  The machine did the hard work for me and I took care when using my hands to work with the dough. What length do you keep your nails?

Sicilian Focaccia

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Sicilian Focaccia
 
This uses ingredients traditional to the island of Sicily and Southern Italy
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Ingredients
  • 50g active sourdough starter
  • 375g water
  • 20g honey
  • 500g bread flour
  • 9g fine salt
  • 30g olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled, cut in half and thickly sliced *
  • 1 tomato, thickly sliced
  • 150g mozzarella, torn up
  • 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 onions, tomatoes and mozzarella onto the top and sprinkle with flaked salt
  13. Bake for 30 minutes and leave to cool slightly before serving
My Notes
* as Dave is not a fan of onions with crunch, I baked this first by preheating the oven to 180° Celsius, placing the onion onto a lined baking tray and baking for 20 minutes

 

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12 thoughts on “Recipe For Sicilian Focaccia With Tomatoes

  1. I love making focaccia bread, I discovered this yummy bread while visiting Washington State… yours looks heavenly! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Thank you Gingi 🙂

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  2. I love focaccia but especially with toppings! This one looks like a real beauty 😀

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    1. Thank you ?

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  3. I am loving these bread recipes, Tandy.

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    1. thanks Robbie – I have one more to come 🙂

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  4. Well all I can see is… YUM!

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    1. Thank you Mimi 🙂

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  5. Your focaccia looks amazing Tandy! also I keep my nails fairly short as well, take care.

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    1. Now I just have to try and grow the one out properly 🙂

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  6. Wow. This looks amazing. I have to give it a try. Do you think it could take more vegetables, like courgettes and bell peppers?
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. It will indeed take more, but don’t make it too heavy 🙂

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