Italian Focaccia – Only 5 minutes preparation time

Focaccia, the Italian flatbreads, are delicious and quick to prepare. Imago Bilder / agefotostock

Summer sun sunshine. You immediately think of vacation. Best in Italy. There, Dolce Vita is sweetened with the most delicious food. You can easily bring the Italian style to the table yourself. Try the delicious Italian focaccia. The flatbread is not only delicious, but also cooked super quickly.

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You only need 5 minutes for that. And you probably have the ingredients at home. You can also top the fluffy, soft bread with cherry tomatoes, rosemary, olives, garlic and sea salt to make your new favorite bread. Try it …

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Ingredients for the delicious Italian focaccia

You need: 280 grams flour, 140 grams water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 packet dry yeast if you like rosemary, olive oil as needed, coarse salt as needed

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And this is how the delicious focaccia is made:

1. First put the flour in a bowl and add salt and olive oil. Then add the water gradually.

2. Roughly mix the batter with a fork, add the dry yeast and mix to avoid lumps.

3. Now sprinkle the work surface with flour and knead vigorously with your hands or with the kneading hook on the food processor.

4. When the dough is smooth and can be shaped into a ball, place in a bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

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5. Knead the dough again. Now pull it apart a little to shape the focaccia. You should let them rise for another 10 minutes.

6. Now line a baking tray with parchment paper. Put olive oil, rosemary and coarse salt on the dough loaves as you like. You can now also add cherry tomatoes, olives or cheese to the bread.

7. Now place the baking tray with focaccia in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 30 to 35 minutes.

8. After frying let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares and serve. Finished!

Enjoy the meal!

By the way: The origins of focaccia go back to antiquity. The Romans called it panis focācius “bread baked in the fireplace” (from the Latin focus “fireplace”), as opposed to panis furnācius, bread baked in the oven. It is sometimes seen as a precursor to pizza. Focaccia is considered a Ligurian specialty, especially in the city of Genoa. But there are different varieties throughout Italy.

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