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Focaccia Bread with Radicchio

Focaccia Bread with Radicchio

There are so many reasons to love focaccia bread (again we can’t state enough that carbs are our love language)- Its doughy center and crisp crust make the most delicious treat (and who doesn’t love bread coated in olive oil!?). We have been in the baking mood and wanted to spice up our typical focaccia bread by adding radicchio and let’s just say-its amazing! Not only is it super easy but so delicious as well. Make it this weekend for a great afternoon snack!

Whisk warm water, active yeast and honey and let sit for 5 minutes.
Using a spatula, incorporate the flour with the yeast and water mixture.
Add dough to a bowl with olive oil and turn the dough so it’s fully covered.
Let rise for 3-4 hours or until doubled in size!
Press dough into a pan, add olive oil and let rise for another hour. After, top with radicchio and onion mixed in olive oil.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown!
Mangia!

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Focaccia Bread with Radicchio


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Ingredients

Focaccia Bread:

  • 2 1/4 tsp. active yeast
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • butter (to coat pan)

Topping:

  • 1 head radicchio
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions

  1. Whisk warm water, active dry yeast and honey. Let sit for 5 minutes
  2. Add flour and salt with yeast and water mixture and mix with a spatula until a form a dough.
  3. Put 5 tablespoons of olive oil in a larger bowl and add the focaccia dough. Turn the dough in the olive oil to fully coat and cover the top with a towel. Let dough rise until doubled in size, for up to 8 hours at room temp or 2-3 hours with heat.
  4. Coat a pan with butter. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the center of the pan. Place the dough in the pan and coat the dough in the olive oil while forming it into the pan. Let rise for at least 1 more hour or until doubles in size.
  5. Make deep indents in the dough by pressing your fingers in it all over ( like your playing the piano!)
  6. Drizzle remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil on top and sprinkle flaky sea salt.
  7. Chop Radicchio and onion finely. Chop garlic and add to 1/4 cup of olive oil. Mix radicchio, onion and olive oil and spread on top of the focaccia bread.
  8. Bake bread at 450° for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cut into squares and enjoy!