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Can I make sweet Focaccia with fruits and sugar? Focaccia Bread
9 months ago | gizem

Can I make sweet Focaccia with fruits and sugar?

Yes, you can absolutely make sweet Focaccia with fruits and sugar. Sweet Focaccia is a delightful twist on the traditional savory version and can be enjoyed as a dessert, breakfast treat, or even as a snack. Here's a basic recipe to get you started:

Ingredients:

For the Sweet Focaccia Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

For the Sweet Topping:

  • 1-2 cups of your favorite fruits (e.g., berries, sliced apples, peaches, or pears)
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (for brushing)

Instructions:

  1. Activate the Yeast: In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Sprinkle the yeast on top and 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, remaining sugar, and salt.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the yeast mixture, olive oil, and vanilla extract (if using) 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.
  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 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking pan or baking sheet.
  7. Shape: Punch down the risen dough to deflate it. Transfer it to the greased pan or sheet. Use your fingertips to press and stretch it into the desired shape, typically a rectangle or circle.
  8. Toppings: Arrange your choice of fruits on top of the dough. Sprinkle the fruit with granulated sugar and ground cinnamon (if using). Drizzle melted butter over the top.
  9. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the sweet Focaccia is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  10. Cool and Serve: Allow the sweet Focaccia to cool slightly before slicing and serving. It's delicious when served warm, and you can optionally drizzle it with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk for added sweetness.