Thursday, November 29, 2012

Whole Wheat Focaccia with Sweet Berries

I just realized it was my blog anniversary two weeks ago. How time flies!!! It has been 6 years since my first posting on November 2006, 915 posting later and still going strong. I can’t believe that it lasted this long. I thought I would have given up blogging in a year or two. Blogging has been an outlet, a growing and stretching experience, and a lot of fun with some headache along the way. I’ve been blessed to get to know many dear friends, and I miss many who are no longer blogging. Thank you to all my faithful supporters and readers for journeying along with me! Your comments have been encouraging and enlightening and you’ve made blogging immensely more enjoyable for me.

I baked this focaccia using the leftover berries from the Mini Fruit Tartlets with Mascarpone Cheese Filling . Since I run out of flour, I just used the whole wheat flour for the dough. It is not a very good idea as Carlos doesn’t really like it as he said the smell and taste of the whole wheat overwhelms the sweet fruits. As for me I don’t mind having this once a while. Anyway, this isn’t a dessert but more for breakfast or maybe for brunch along side with some other savory spreads.


2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp dry yeast
1 cup + 1 tbsp water
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter


3 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp sugar
Some fresh berries

1. In a mixing bowl with dough hook attachment, mix flour, salt, cinnamon powder, sugar, yeast and water (1 cup first) for about 2 minutes. If the dough is too dry you can add in another tbsp of water. Add in the butter and continue to knead until smooth. (If the dough is too wet, add in a small amount of flour)
2. Cover and let the dough rest for an hour or double in size.
3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and brush it with some vegetable oil including the side walls. Place the dough on the sheet pan. And flatten the dough using the palms of your hands. The dough might not cover the entire pan. Cover the pan and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
 4. Remove the plastic wrap covering the dough, brush the top with melted butter and sprinkle on the sugar. Top it with berries.
5. Baked in a pre-heated 400 degree F oven for 20-25 minutes, rotate the pan half way through the baking.
6. Remove it from the oven and let focaccia cool on a wire rack. After 10 minutes, slice and serve.


Shereen said...

Haha.. I drove you nuts with that 'facacia' word when I was there:)I'm not very familiar with whole wheat flour. Is it the same as whole meal flour?Anyway, your berries focaccia look beautiful and I'm sure tastes good despite what Carlos say... although Carlos do have very good taste.. heheh.Happy 6 th anniversary and here's hoping many more to o:)

PH said...

Happy 6th! Your berries focaccia are very beautiful and I am sure its tastes beautiful too!

ann low said...

Happy 6th Blogoversary and hope there will be many more :-)
These sweet berries look very pretty, I don't mind to have one if you still have some leftover :D

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading your blog and everytime I need a good, tried and test recipe, I turn to your blog. I have enjoyed your food journey and thanks for allowing us to journey with you!


My Little Space said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary, Gert. What a great way to celebrate it. Hope you're gong to have a great day.

Angie Tee said...

Hey Gert, congratulations on the 6th! Looking forward to many more years and recipes.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Happy 6th Blogging! just realized that you have blogging for so long, hehehe..This sweet berries looks good!

lena said...

6 years!! wow! congratulations! i dont know whether would i still be blogging for the next few years..Happy blog anniversary and wishing you many many more blog anniversaries to come!

Katie said...

Happy belated blog anniversary. That's a great achievement. The sweet berry foccacia looks delicious. i love how the berries have oozed into the top. yum

QembarDelites said...

6 years is indeed long and you are still going strong! Good job! Love the look of that foccacia too!

K.Nor said...

Happy 6th Blogoversary !! wahh dah 6 tahun ya.. such a good job gert, boleh bertahan sehingga tahun ke 6 gini.. dgn mcm2 cubaan dan dugaan.. ada yg sweet memories dan juga yg tak berapa nak sweet kan.. dah jd adat kehidupan kan.. wish u all the best & many2 more gert..

psst! sori sgt, nor dah terlupa bab gambar2 tu.. just give me 1 -2 days, i will try to email to u ok.. so sorry..

ICook4Fun said...

Thank you ladies for all your wishes.

Shereen, ya I have no clue what you were talking about in the begining ha ha.. Yes whole what is whole meal flour.

Phong Hong, thank you.

Ann, all gone :(

Josephine, how are you doing? Thank you so much for your support to this blog :)

Kristy, thank you.

Angie, thank you.

Sonia, ya can I be consider as old timer ha ha...never expect to last this long and I do hope to have the energy to continue on :)

Lena, thank you. Ya been a long while :)

ICook4Fun said...

Katie, thank you. Yes the berries are juicy especially the blueberries :)

Jeannie, 6 years is a long time especially me being having short span of interest ha ha..

Nor, memang lah tak senang kan having a blog especially deling with orang yang suka curi from you blog ha ha.. but it is so nice to know you through blogging :)