Green Pesto Focaccia
This green pesto focaccia is so delicious that you will want to indulge in it while hot. No one will blame you though! It's fluffy, fragrant, pillow-like soft, just perfect!
durum wheat flour
white bread flour
Basil pesto or any other topping you like
Fresh herbs if you like
Cherry tomatoes or red pesto
Combine the water and yeast in a bowl, then add the flours and salt. Knead the dough for 5 minutes then transfer the dough in a bowl greased with a bit of olive oil.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave aside for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, stretch and fold the dough onto itself. This helps the dough develop gluten properly. If you have time, you can do the stretch and fold 1 or 2 more times.
Cover the bowl again and let it rise for 1 hour.
Transfer the proofed dough on a tray lined with baking paper and greased with olive oil.
Gently pull and stretch the dough until it has the thickness you want. I think 1-1.5cm is enough as it will rise once more.
Allow the dough to rest for 30 more minutes.
Drizzle the olive oil over the dough.
Using the tip of your fingers, make a few indentations in the dough. The purpose is to contain the toppings in these indentations.
Drizzle with the pesto and olive oil or any other topping you want. Just don't forget the olive oil as this will keep the dough soft and fragrant.
Bake in the preheated oven at 200C for 20-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of the dough.
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Green Pesto Focaccia https://pastry-workshop.com/focaccia-the-most-delicious-bread/ 07/04/2020