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:

Change those ingredients for: 5 foccacias 10 foccacias 15 foccacias

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
43 min.2 hours 15 min.1 hour 55 min.4 hours 53 min.
Keeping: A few days.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Tomato foccacia : Photo of step #1
Roughly chop 400 g green olives.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
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Cut 400 g Preserved tomatoes into small pieces and add to the olives.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Towards the end of kneading, trickle in 75 g olive oil.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Finish by tipping in the olives, tomatoes and parmesan. Knead again just until these are mixed in.

Stage 8 - 1 hour 30 min.
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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.
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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.
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Flatten the dough out by hand to expel the gas...

Stage 11
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...then reshape into balls.

Put into bread rising baskets (bannetons).

Stage 12 - 2 hours
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Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 2 hours.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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Preheat the oven to 240°C (460°F).

Slash the tops of the foccacias...

Stage 14 - 25 min.
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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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
7,102 Kcal or 29,735 Kj199 gr892 gr304 gr
355 %77 %84 %46 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
233 Kcal or 976 Kj7 gr29 gr10 gr
12 %3 %3 %2 %
Per foccacias
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,420 Kcal or 5,945 Kj40 gr178 gr61 gr
71 %15 %17 %9 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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Preserved tomatoesPreserved tomatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pasta with pesto and preserved tomatoes, Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds, Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella, Cretan Bread, Spring Bread, ... All

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