Focaccia

Focaccia is a yeast bread with no fillings or with fillings, which is baked in Italy. The simplest stuffing is olive oil or salt, but there may be more sophisticated varieties - spicy herbs, cheeses, tomatoes, olives, onions, fruits, etc. Focaccia is round or rectangular, thin or thick, it all depends on the preference of the baker. Some authors believe that focaccia is the predecessor of pizza. By the way of preparation it is almost identical to pizza, but only without a specific filling. In present-day Italy focaccia is considered the oldest universal form of pizza, which was the usual food for peasants and soldiers of antiquity.

You will need:

Yeast - 2 teaspoons
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Warm water - 1,75 cups
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Flour - 470 g
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Dry fennel - 2 teaspoons
Dry celery - ½ teaspoon

Additionally:
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Half a tomato
Half red onion
Garlic - 1 tooth
Cumin - 1 teaspoon
Fresh thyme

How to cook:

1. Mix the yeast with sugar and dissolve in warm water. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Leave it for a while.

2. Mix the flour with salt, dill and celery. Make a shallow hole in the flour. If yeast has already started to work, pour them into a bowl with flour. Knead the dough and let it go for a couple of hours. Cover with a towel. Heat the oven to 220 ° C.

3. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and roll each ball on a flour-covered board.

4. Lay out the rings of onion, tomato, garlic, cumin and thyme. Sprinkle with olive oil, leave for another 15 minutes.

5. After that, send to the oven for 10-15 minutes - bake until brown brown.

Bon Appetit! With love, your Catering Dnepr!

10.01.2018