Focaccia Bread

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Can I use whole wheat flour for Focaccia? Focaccia Bread
9 months ago | gizem

Can I use whole wheat flour for Focaccia?

Yes, you can use whole wheat flour to make whole wheat Focaccia. It's a great way to add a nutty, wholesome flavor and extra nutrition to your Focaccia bread. Here's how to make whole wheat Focaccia:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Toppings of your choice (e.g., herbs, cherry tomatoes, olives, 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 whole wheat 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. Whole wheat dough may be slightly denser and less elastic than white flour dough, but it should still become smooth.
  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 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: Press your fingertips into the dough to create dimples. Drizzle with olive oil and add your desired toppings, such as fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes, olives, or a sprinkle of sea salt.
  9. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the whole wheat Focaccia is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  10. Cool and Serve: Allow the whole wheat Focaccia to cool slightly before slicing and serving. It's delicious when served warm or at room temperature.