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Tomato foccacia

Tomato foccacia

Foccacia is an open-textured Italian bread. The French sometimes refer to it as the Italian fougasse. This version is made with preserved tomatoes, green olives and parmesan.

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Last modified on: October 24th 2017

For 5 foccacias, you will need:

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
43 min.2 hours 15 min.1 hour 55 min.4 hours 53 min.
Preservation: A few days
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #1 Roughly chop 400 g green olives.
Stage 2
7 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #2 Cut 400 g Preserved tomatoes into small pieces and add to the olives.
Stage 3
5 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #3 Cut 200 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) into small dice and tip in with the tomatoes, scatter the herbes de Provence over and mix well.
Stage 4
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #4 In bread-making, the water temperature is always important. It's not a fixed value, but related to 3 other temperatures: 1) the temperature of your flour, 2) the room temperature in your kitchen, and 3) the basic temperature of this recipe, which is 52-56°C.

You can calculate the temperature of the water for this recipe in one click, using this small calculator.
Stage 5
10 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #5 Put into a food mixer bowl: 900 g flour, 125 g instant mashed-potato powder, 700 ml water, 18 g salt, 25 g yeast and 200 g Soured dough.

Knead on slow speed for 10 minutes.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
Stage 6
3 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #6 Towards the end of kneading, trickle in 75 g olive oil.
Stage 7
3 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #7 Finish by tipping in the olives, tomatoes and parmesan. Knead again just until these are mixed in.
Stage 8
1 hour 30 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #8 Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to a large bowl, cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Stage 9
15 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #9 After this, weigh out 700g chunks and shape into balls.

Cover the dough with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
Stage 10
5 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #10 Flatten the dough out by hand to expel the gas...
Stage 11
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #11 ...then reshape into balls.

Put into bread rising baskets (bannetons).
Stage 12
2 hours
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #12 Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 2 hours.
Stage 13
5 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #13 Preheat the oven to 240°C (460°F).

Slash the tops of the foccacias...
Stage 14
25 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #14 And bake for about 25 minutes.



Note: As when baking any bread, you should ensure that the oven is filled with steam for the first 15 minutes of baking. This page shows you how; it really is the secret of golden-brown, crusty loaves..

Remarks

For the olive oil, you can use the oil from the tomatoes; the flavour will be even better.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
8318203 gr904 gr432 gr
416 %78 %85 %65 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2727 gr30 gr14 gr
14 %3 %3 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 5 foccacias : 17.36 €
Per foccacias : 3.47 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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