Saturday, May 20, 2006

Focaccia.......Love this version!

You know my on-going love affair with all things yeasted, right? I have a recipe for Focaccia, I've blogged about this before. It was a Baguette Recipe that I shaped into a Focaccia. It had pretty good crumb, good taste, but really didn't hold up longer than a day.
Surfing around the blogs, I found Coconut and Lime! A great little blog, take a gander.

She posted a Olive & Artichoke Focaccia recipe. The recipe looked pretty easy, no biga, no overnight ferment. I had some fresh yeast in the fridge (surprised?) and thought I'd give her version a whirl!
Of course I had some artichokes from my favorite Sunday morning stop; Galleries Gourmand. I made up the dough, let it rise, pushed it out into the pan. Then let it rise again, right before sticking it in the oven I thinly sliced the artichokes and stuck in some rosemary sprigs. Any expat lady who has attended my cooking class knows that I HATE the taste and smell of rosemary. Yet, it does grow very well in my herb garden.

Really pretty! I knew this was going to be good.

The great thing about this bread is the next day, it makes a terrific sandwich bread! Yes, this one is a keeper!
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Rachel said...

Ooh, I am glad you liked it! We just made a yummy mushroom onion version last night.

lindy said...

This looks spectaular. Artichokes and rosemary? yum.

Megan said...

This really looks absolutely delicious. I enjoy your blog!

Melissa CookingDiva said...

oh, it looks delicious! thanks for sharing :)

Ange said...

Looks good, I also made some fantastic foccacia's on the weekend, check them out if you get a chance. Sadly I dont know how they hold up as every last mouthful was eaten the day they were baked - as I said they were good!

Melissa said...

Hi Rachel.....I bet a mushroom version would be fantastic!

Lindy, you can pick off the rosemary like I do!!

Megan, Thanks for taking a look~!

Melissa, Thanks for peeking in, your blog is beautiful!

Ange, your dinner party looked like it was fun! Great food!

Fanny said...

Oh my god! This looks so good.
I just posted about the artichokes of my gardens and gave few recipe ideas. I HAVE TO add this one...