Kitchen Corner

June 11, 2009

Focaccia Sandwich

Focaccia bread is just nice to serve with a bowl of warm creamy soup, that's what I normally do. However, I found another way of eating it. Yes, I know some of you already knew a better way of eating it but that's just what I've discovered few days ago. It's a bit shame that I only knew it recently but nothing is too late right?!
I like to use the focaccia recipe from 孟老师的100道面包. It's just so simple to make that I don't have to knead too long for the dough. This time, I made something extra for the recipe which is sandwiched some ham and mozzarella cheese with onion, garlic, herbs and cheddar cheese for toppings.
The result ended up very yummy that I can just eat it straight a way without a bowl of soup. It's a softness and crusty combination from the inside to outside. The topping enhance the flavour which the onion and garlic almost caramelized and the herbs bring out a fantastic aroma together with the cheddar cheese. I like it very much! Hope you'll like it too!
Recipe (I used half the recipe for two):
300g bread
10g sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon yeast
170g water
10g olive oil
onion, sliced
garlic, sliced
oregano and parsley
cheddar cheese
Mix all the ingredients together then gradually add in the olive oil and continue the kneading process until it become a smooth dough. You don't have to knead the dough like making a loaf of bread. Let it proof for 60 minutes.
Divide the dough into a few small portions, it's very depends on your whether you want to make two sandwiches or more or just leave it as a big portion of serving size then give it a rest for ten minutes. As for me, I divide the dough into two portions because I want to make a sandwich. After ten minutes of resting, roll out the dough in any shape you like and place it on a baking tray, I made it into rectangular shape. Then place a few slices of ham and mozzarella cheese on top of the roll out dough and don't forget to leave a space at the edges. Roll out another dough into the same shape and place it the on top and seal the edges tightly. Let it proof for 20 minutes. Egg wash the dough then put the onion, garlic, cheddar cheese and some herbs. Bake at 190'C preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown with a crusty texture. Enjoy!

11 comments:

Passionate About Baking said...

Oh my my! This is sooo nice! I'm drooling at my laptop! Gee...makes me hungry and yearning for it! I wish I could have a piece! Aiyo, you should have told me you made this, then I'll go all out to meet you for this! *sigh* What a waste!! :>

Happy Homebaker said...

Wow, this looks so good!!! I have been wanting to try out something similar too, but it seems like I never get the chance to do it. Thank for inspiring me to give it a go :D

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Delicious looking focaccia sandwich Grace! Great idea to add the han and cheese in it. ;)

Mary said...

This is making my mouth water!

quizzine said...

You have added all my favourites on your focaccia, cheese, onion, garlic, herbs! I'm just eating my plain white bread now ;-(

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Jane,
How nice if we could meet up yesterday to enjoy this focaccia sandwich. But nevermind, I make it another time for you ok.

Hi HHB,
Oohh..am I inspiring you? I find myself always inspired by your lovely bakes and cooks. Cheers!

Hi Honey Bee Sweet,
I just simply add anything in and it's very depends on what stock we have in the fridge right?!

Hi Mary,
Hope you will like this recipe.

Hi Quizzine,
Are there all your favorite? Then, we've the same favorite ingredients, that's so good! We can share our recipe next time already. Cheers!

Passionate About Baking said...

Thanks Grace. The next time we meet, you must charter a van to bring your bakes as there are so many bakes that I like from you! Haha...

Kitchen Corner said...

Hey Jane,
May be we arrange to meet at my place, what do you think? so that I don't need to charter a van hahaha... Thanks so much for your support, you make me feel so encouraging.

♥peachkins♥ said...

The photots are mouth watering..

Blessed Homemaker said...

Great idea to have the fillings inside! Added to my to do list ;-)

Aimei said...

Haha... I have never thought of making this way before... :) It's my type of meal I like... making me hungry now.. :P