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Challenge 10: Focaccia

I love focaccia but have never made my own, so I thought for challenge 10, I would give it a try! I opted to use a Saveur Focaccia recipe. The recipe was actually pretty easy like most breads I have to come realize. It is a process of patience more so than a challenging cook adventure. I opted to skip the tomatoes and olives and instead I used a bunch of the fresh herbs like tarragon, thyme, rosemary. The final product was pretty tasty but for me was a little more dense than I would have wished, so I think I will give another recipe a try!

Homemade herbed focacciaPretty simple ingredientsYeast working...Dry ingredientsMix well...Let the dough rise twice. Cover with a drizzle of olive oil and herbs.Bake until golden.
Asche Asche 4 years 28 weeks
I can tell you exactly why this turned out to be too dense--you skipped making a biga. A biga is the most crucial part of making focaccia. It involves making a yeast, flour and water solution, and letting it sit at room temperature for 8-24 hours. Without this process (which is found in a lot of Italian baking recipes), you don't get that light and airy focaccia texture!
girlA girlA 5 years 14 weeks
Looking forward to trying this! :)