Focaccia is such a staple of italian cuisine and there are so many receipes for it. If you don't know what it is it's a flat leavened oven-baked Italian bread that is sometimes serves on the side or as a sanwich bread, cut in the middle and filled. As mentioned there are so many variations of this recipe, with every region having its own.
This is one that is so so easy, and doesn't require any kneading. It's super high and soft, so you can indeed use it as a sandwich break if you wanted to, or simply as a delicious side.
- 3 3/4 cups bread flour
- 2 1/4 cups of milk
- 5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 3/4 tbsp of fresh yeast
- a pinch of salt
- Topping options:
- fresh tomatoes, peeled and crushed on top with your hand
- First, melt the fresh yeast into a large bowl with warm milk and sugar.
- Then add the extra virgin olive oil and the flour. Mix with a wooden spoon until you have a smooth batter. Add the salt
- Proof for about 2 hours in a bowl covered with transparent film.
- Once the time has passed, grease the bottom of a large oven-proof dish with extra virgin olive oil. Then pour in the batter.
- Spread it all over the baking tray with oiled hands. Let it rise for another 30 minutes.
- Add the topping or toppings of your choice.
- Bake in the oven at 392F for 30 minutes.
- Serve warm