Friday, September 17, 2010

Focaccia Pugliese

Few evenings ago I made this focaccia to serve as an appetizer for dinner to two very nice friends 'forgetting' that Salvatore is from Puglia where this focaccia is very very common... but he didn't complain !
In fact I hope you will apologize me for the horrible photo but it went away very fast !

I used sourdough, but I'll give you both versions.

I'm submitting this focaccia to Yeastspotting ! If you do not know Susan and her big work at Wild Yeast you should visit soon !


250 gr flour
250 durum wheat flour (semola rimacinata di grano duro)
(using sourdough I replaced 200 gr of the flours with it and omitted the yeast)
150 boiled potatoes
6 TBS olive oil
one envelope dried yeast or one cube fresh (20 gr)
1 tsp salt
300 ml water
20 cherry tomatoes
olive oil

Wash and halve the tomatoes , season with olive oil, salt and oregano and set aside.
Combine the flours, mashed potatoes, (the sourdough), olive oil, the yeast and the salt and slowly add water until you get a soft and a bit sticky dough. Knead (I used a mixer) around 6 minutes and let it rest until doubled.
Oil a round pan, put the dough in the pan and decorate it with the tomatoes . Drizzle the precious juice you got on top of the focaccia and cook in a hot oven until done.


Dewi said...

Natalia, this foccacia-pugliese sounds so good, it has potatoes and tomatoes, my favorite ingredients.

Unknown said...

This sounds extroidinary!

Giulia Pignatelli said...

mi sembra davvero ottima!!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds delicious!

Velva said...

Your focaccia is beautiful! It would be gone quickly in our home. Thanks for sharing.

fuat gencal said...

Çok güzel, çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

YES, that's a perfect appetizer!
Great idea.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Beautiful and so appetizing!



Beth said...

I always think the best recipes are the ones with the simplest ingredients. This looks terrific!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

Natalia, this foccacia is beautiful! You are truly motivating me to begin to bake more bread! I love the cherry tomatoes peeking out! Grazie mille for linking it up to Fresh Friday! Your blog is gorgeous!

Leslie said...

What a gorgeous bread, Natalia! I can't tear myself away from your blog tonight, I've missed so many good things.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

Natalia, thank you again for linking up your gorgeous foccacia last week on Fresh Fridays. I am featuring your post as one of the most inspirational from last week. I hope you link up again! Ciao, Roz