Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes

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Embrace the flavors of Italy with this simple yet incredibly delicious Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes. The dough is beautifully soft and chewy, thanks to a blend of classic Italian ingredients. Topped with colorful cherry tomatoes, olives, and basil, each bite is a celebration of Mediterranean flavors.

This recipe is Budget, Vegan-Friendly, and Quick, with the main ingredients being all-purpose flour and cherry tomatoes.

Whether you’re enjoying this as a side dish or as a standalone snack, it’s sure to impress!

Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

It all starts with a simple yeast dough that’s allowed to rest, capturing the beauty of slow fermentation. Toppings are then added, offering a contrast of flavors and textures. The final touch of fresh basil elevates this dish to new culinary heights.

Preparing the Dough

  • In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in water.
  • Add the flour and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the salt.
  • Incorporate the olive oil, mixing until a dough forms.
Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes
: Preparing dough

Letting the Dough Rest

  • Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes until smooth.
  • Let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Divide into 100g portions and let them rest for 2-3 hours in a covered box.

Preparing the Toppings

  • Halve the cherry tomatoes and place in a bowl.
  • Add olives, basil, and seasoning. Mix well.
Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes: Preparing toppings

Assembling and Baking

  • Flatten each dough portion and create grooves with your fingertips.
  • Top with prepared vegetables.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes: Assembling Dough and Topping

Serving

  • Garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.
Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes
Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes

Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes

This Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes is a quick and easy dish that captures the essence of Italian cuisine. It’s perfect as a side dish or even as a main course for a casual meal.
Servings 5
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 38 minutes

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • Dough
  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 6 g fresh yeast
  • 15 g salt
  • 300 ml water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Topping
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Basil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Dissolve yeast in water, add flour, salt, and olive oil. Knead and let rest.
  • Prepare Toppings: Halve tomatoes, add olives and basil. Mix.
  • Assemble and Bake: Flatten dough, add toppings, and bake at 200C/400F for 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve: Garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.

Notes

The dough can be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge for even better flavor.
You can add other toppings like garlic, rosemary, or vegan cheese for extra flavor.
Calories: 175kcal
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Focaccine with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe, Homemade Focaccia, Mediterranean Flatbread Recipe, Quick and Easy Italian Side Dish, Vegan-Friendly Italian Bread
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