Focaccia Bread with Roasted Tomatoes

Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

This is a Bread Machine Recipe

The ONLY thing I would do different, is add more tomatoes. This is a very flavorful bread and the bites with the tomato in them were the very best of the best.
I used 4 tomatoes but next time will use 6.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

3 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

DOUGH RECIPE

1 c
water 80°
2 Tbsp
garlic infused butter
3 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
powdered milk
2 Tbsp
sugar, granulated
1 1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
cracked black pepper
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dry active yeast
8 oz
very flavorful cheese, grated, reserve 2 oz.

TOPPINGS

1/4 c
garlic infused butter or olive oil, to brush pan and roast tomatoes
4
roma tomatoes, sliced
**red pepper flakes
**fresh basil leaves
**coarse sea salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
This is the cheese I used. You will want to use a cheese with a strong flavor so it will stand out in the bread. Reserve about 2 oz. to put on top after baking.
2
Peel and crush two or three garlic cloves and place in a pan with 1/2 c of butter or olive oil. Simmer on very low for a few minutes. You will use 2 tbsp. in the bread dough, the rest is for roasting tomatoes and brushing baking dish.
3
Add ingredients into bread pan according to manufactures instructions, all except cheese and yeast. Make an indention in the flour after it is in the bread pan and add yeast.
4
Set on DOUGH ONLY cycle. As soon as the dough has begun to form a ball, add 6 oz.of the cheese a little at a time allowing it to work into the dough before adding more. If you add all at once it will not mix in evenly.
5
Pour just enough garlic infused butter or olive oil in non stick skillet to just barely coat bottom. Slice about 4 tomatoes into med. slices. Simmer on one side for about 4 min. then flip and simmer another min or two. Remove and set aside.
6
Allow bread to knead and rise. Once done, remove and place in 11x13 baking pan that has been thoroughly brushed with garlic infused butter or olive oil.
7
Spread out with fingertips till it fills the pan. Make indention in dough with finger tips.
8
Place pan roasted tomatoes on top of dough. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Cover with a hand towel and place in warm spot to rise.
9
When dough has risen (doubled) heat oven to 400°. Sprinkle on coarse sea salt. Bake 20-22 min. As soon as you remove from oven, drop remaining cheese on top. Allow to cool and garnish with chopped fresh basil.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Flatbreads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian