Focaccia is an Italian flatbread, served along with balsamic sauce or olive tapenade. Check out the recipe for authentic garlic focaccia.
Garlic focaccia! The minute I hear focaccia, I go back to the beautiful time spent in Italy in 2015. The breeze, the scenery, the people, and most importantly the food. We were introduced to Focaccia during our trip to Sienna and our winery tasting experience. They served us a super tasty wine with slices of garlic focaccia along with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic. Ok, I know I triggered you. So let’s talk now about Focaccia.
Focaccia is an Italian flatbread baked in the oven. It can come plain, or with different flavors such as garlic, rosemary, and thyme… Italians usually serve Focaccia along with oil and balsamic sauce or olive tapenade. However, you can have it as a sandwich bread or a side dish.
The process of preparing focaccia is very simple. The preparation part does not take more than 15 minutes. However, letting the dough rest requires ample time. If you are using instant yeast, all you need to do is to combine all ingredients and knead until the dough is ready. On the other hand, you may need an additional 15 minutes to activate the yeast if you are using an active dry yeast for the dough.
Once the dough has risen, you will need to spread the dough, create dents, and let it rest for additional 20 minutes. Finally, come the baking time and your focaccia which is considered one of the healthy food recipes, is ready.
Just like other bread recipes, the list of ingredients includes flour, oil, yeast, salt, sugar, salt, and water. In this easy food recipe, I am adding as well garlic powder to the list of ingredients as we all love garlic focaccia at home. However, you can improvise by adding other seasonings such as onion powder, thyme, rosemary, tomato paste… the sky is your limit.
In addition, I am using white flour in this recipe. However, you can opt for whole wheat, gluten-free, or oat flour for example for healthier focaccia.
It is best to keep Focaccia for 3 days at room temperature. However, make sure to keep it in an air-tight container or wrap it with plastic wrap. You can have focaccia at room temperature or warm. Nevertheless, use the oven to warm it up instead of a microwave for the best results.
If you are aiming to freeze focaccia, make sure to wrap each slice with plastic wrap and save them in a zipper-lock plastic bag. This way, you can keep the focaccia in the freezer for up to a month.
I’ve prepared a small video for easy directions on how to make this authentic garlic focaccia:
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In this recipe, I am sharing with you tips, ingredients and instructions to prepare an authentic Italian garlic focaccia at home to enjoy. It is few of the best healthy dinner ideas for family.
Calories: 168 kcal per serving | Serving size: 1 slice | Number of servings: 16
Total Fat 7 g | Saturated Fat 1 g | Cholesterol 0 mg | Sodium 293 mg | Potassium 48 mg | Total Carbohydrate 23 g | Dietary Fiber 1 g | Sugars 13 g | Protein 3 g | Vitamin A: 1% | Vitamin C: 1% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet