FAQ About Focaccia Bread
First add some water to the mixture and start to stir. Continue to add water until the dough begins to come together into a shaggy ball. Dump the dough mixture onto a lightly floured surface surface and begin to knead with the heels of your hand. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth.
A good average cooking time of 20 minutes. But after 15 minutes, it is important to turn the baking tray and ensure that all sides are cooked thoroughly. After the remaining 5 minutes, it can be continued by checking time to time. It should be cooked until it turns golden brownon the top. When it turns golden brown, lift it from the corner and see if that the bottom part is also golden brown.
After proper kneading and proving there will be plenty of large bubbles in the dough. If you try and bake the loaf at this point, they will expand and burst, causing the bread to collapse. To avoid this, you need to dimple your loaf with wet fingers or an oiled wooden spoon handle.
If there's too much steam in your oven and your bread doesn't bake for very long, you won't get the level of browning you might want. When you let your dough proof too much, the yeast uses up all the sugars in the flour, so you don't get the dark caramelization on the bread.