Focaccia Bread

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Can I make mini Focaccia for individual servings? Focaccia Bread
10 months ago | gizem

Can I make mini Focaccia for individual servings?

Yes, you can absolutely make mini Focaccia for individual servings. Mini Focaccia, often referred to as Focaccia squares or Focaccia bites, are a delightful way to enjoy this Italian bread as a snack or appetizer. Here's how to make mini Focaccia:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Toppings of your choice (e.g., cherry tomatoes, olives, rosemary, sea salt)

Instructions:

  1. Activate the Yeast: In a small bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy, indicating that the yeast is active.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the yeast mixture and olive oil into the dry ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Knead: Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it's smooth and elastic. You can also do this step in a stand mixer with a dough hook.
  5. Rest and Rise: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rise for about 1-2 hours or until it has doubled in size.
  6. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and grease a mini-muffin pan or a baking sheet.
  7. Divide and Shape: Punch down the risen dough to deflate it. Divide it into small portions, about the size of a golf ball or slightly larger. Roll each portion into a ball and place it in the muffin cups or shape it into small squares or rounds on the baking sheet.
  8. Toppings: Press your fingertips into each dough portion to create dimples. Drizzle with olive oil and add your desired toppings, such as cherry tomato halves, olives, fresh rosemary, or sea salt.
  9. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the mini Focaccia squares are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  10. Cool and Serve: Allow the mini Focaccia to cool slightly before removing them from the muffin pan or baking sheet. Serve warm or at room temperature.