Saturday, September 06, 2008

Caramelized Onions & Tomato Focaccia

I like making focaccia over the weekend as Carlos and I can munch on it the whole day without me worrying about cooking lunch or dinner. If you're new at bread baking, focaccia is great way to start because it's pretty forgiving. As for the topping you can go minimal like brushing with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper or you can pile up the toppings to produce a thick-crusted pizza.

Personally my favorite version is to drizzle the dough with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and add a thin layer of caramelized onions (3 onions cooked with olive oil until nicely browned) and top it off with some home grown cherry tomatoes and some olives. Bake until golden brown and then garnish the finished bread with a bit of shredded basil.


You can check out the recipe here

16 comments:

Zue Murphy said...

This focacia looks delicious and easy to make. Your cherry tomatoes add beautiful color to the dish. Thank you for the recipe. I will try it when I get the chance.

VG said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing Gert. I however would pass on the olives. Olives and I not very 'kam cheng'!

Beachlover said...

I almost make focaccia yesterday but end up making pizza with tomatoes and leftover minced meat.So far i didn't try to bake focaccia yet,must try one day!!.How come your tomatoes after baked still look soooo nice?.

Little Corner of Mine said...

So colorful and pretty, it does look like the thin crust pizza.

FAMILY FIRST said...

Yes, nice bake! Oh, I tried your pineapple upside down cake but with peaches instead. Thanks for such an easy recipe. Please do visit my blog to drop me a comment please. Thanks

Cindy. Lo. said...

I wanna give it a try,
Never made the dough myself and it surely looks fun!

Meg said...

Those tomatoes on top look so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Nate-n-Annie said...

Nice. I'll have mine with some whole roasted garlic cloves.

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, hope you will try it soon :)

VG, I am not a fan of olives either but Carlos loves it :)

Lesley, that is the cherry tomatoes from my trees and it hold up pretty well after baking :)

LCOM, I don't like my focaccia too thick :)

Family first, glad the cake turn out well.

Cindy, actually it's fun making your own dough. Give it a try :)

Meg, you are welcome :)

Nate & Annie, thanks for the idea. Will will put some roasted garlic on top the next time :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gert,

May i know how many grams is the yeast used in the foccacia? 1 satchet is how many grams?
Rgds - mima

Jun said...

so tempting la Gert..should try this one day...

ICook4Fun said...

Mima, its about 7 grm of yeast.

Jun, you should try this :)

dobetter said...

Looks amazing! The addition of the olives is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gert,
Thanks for sharing. Your's looks so temptingly delicious. I must try this and share it with my family.
Rgds - mima

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ICook4Fun said...

Peter, hope to see you often. Of course you can link to my blog :)