Monday, October 26, 2015

Rosemary & Roasted Red Bell-Pepper Focaccia

          I know, I know.., you all are waiting for our #foodiemonday #bloghop. So presenting this week's challenge....! #alphabetfood. Yes, you read it right. Today we choose our main "hero"(ingredient) of recipe, starts from our name's first letter. Hence, Rupal's(mine) ravishing ingredient is...."Rosemary." Wow!! what a radiant ingredient. Using this ravishing and radiant ingredient, I'm going to make " Rosemary & Roasted Red Bell-Pepper Focaccia".

      Focaccia is flat oven-baked Italian bread, which is look-alike in idiosyncrasy and stiffness to pizza dough. I ate the best Focaccia on Paris's street last summer, and believe me I still feel the taste of them. They were highly pleasing to taste and aroma. Focaccia normally seasoned with olive oil, salt and herbs. it might also be topped with cheese and number of vegetables. I used the most ravishing Rosemary herb in this special Focaccia, to give a radiant taste and aroma. The Rosemary herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6. It also help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost immune and circulatory system, and hair growth. Also used roasted red bell-pepper in this recipe.Such a great combinations of all these awesome herb, veggie and Focaccia.!! Yes, try the awesomeness is here in this "Rosemary & Red Bell-Pepper Focaccia..!
      So get ready for another magnificent #foodiemonday #bloghop with my creative co-bloggers. 


Let's takeoff the flight of Focaccia now ....

* 3 cups Bread flour
* 1 cup warm water
* 1 pack of Rapid rise instant yest(1 pack=2-1/4tsp)
* 1 tbls Sugar
* 1 tbls Kosher Salt
* 1/4 cup Herb olive oil (warm olive oil add some fresh Rosemary leaves and 1 clove of thin slices of garlic)
For Topping;
* 1/4 cup Herb olive oil( warm olive oil with Rosemary and sliced Garlic)
* 1/3 cup Caramelized onion(Cook sliced onion with some olive oil and butter along with few drops of vinegar and some brown suger for about 40-50 mins or until gets brown color on slow-medium heat) 
* 2 tbls Chopped roasted red bell-pepper
* 8-10 Round sliced tomatoes
* 2 tbls Olives
* 1-2 tbls Fresh rosemary
* 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese
* Freshly ground black pepper
* 1 tsp Kosher salt
* Take warm water in a small bowl add yest and sugar, stir it and let stand 3 minutes until foam appears.

* Take big mixing bowl and add bread flour in it.

* Pour 1/4 cup of herb olive oil(with herbs) and mix gently.

* Pour yest water in it.

* Dissolve salt in 2tbls water and add it to the mixture.
* Combine all together. 
* Knead the dough.
* Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.

* Turn the dough out on work surface and fold over itself a few times.

* Form the dough into a round and place in an oiled bowl, turn to coat the entire ball with oil so it doesn't form a skin.
* Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at warm place until doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.

* Coat the sheet pan with some herb olive oil(include some rosemary and garlic) and dust some dry flour on it.

* Stretch the dough out to oblong shape about 1/2"in thick.

* Lay the flattened dough on the pan and cover with plastic wrap.
* let rest for another 15 minutes.
* Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
* Uncover the dough and dimple with your fingertips.

* Brush the surface with rest of herb olive oil with rosemary and sliced garlic.

* Topping it with sliced tomatoes, chopped roasted red bell-peppers, olives,caramelized onions, some more rosemary petals, fresh ground black pepper, salt and parmesan cheese.

* Bake on the bottom rack for 15-20 minutes.

* Enjoy the most amazing taste of Focaccia today..

         Train your mind to see the good in everything.^_^
                                Happy Monday!
Arrivederci until next time.Happy cooking!!!!


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