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It's really just Focaccia

aptk's picture

It's really just Focaccia

I increased my recipe by 50%, hand shaped two circles, used a spinach and garlic filling. It filled my pizza pan. Can't wait until dinner to taste it. If it tastes as good as it smells, it'll be yummy!


Yippee's picture

How did you create the patterns? Happy Thanksgiving!


orang3's picture

I've never made this, but I think this might be the method.

Foodzeit's picture

great minds think alike :) Happy thanksgiving you yours looks much more artistic than mine of course :)

aptk's picture

But I don't care for Nutella, and I wanted a bread to go with dinner. I used a focaccia recipe (increased it by half) and made up my own filling (spinach, garlic and a hot sesame oil). And I only did two layers. Divided the dough in half, shaped each half by hand on piece of parchment. First layer on a pizza pan, then the filling, then the next layer of bread dough. I set a small bowl on the center and made the cuts with my pizza wheel.  The technique is like what is shown in the video, but I didn't do the ends, just kind of folded them under. I really want to try this now with a sweet dough and a bear claw type filling.

isand66's picture

That looks amazing.  Thanks for sharing and can't wait to hear how it tastes.

aptk's picture

Especially with some butter on it!


breadsong's picture

Hi aptk,
That's such a pretty focaccia, and I bet it tastes as good as it looks!
Thank you so much for sharing the link for this shaping method.
:^) breadsong

wayne on FLUKE's picture
wayne on FLUKE

thanks for sharing


Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

:)  Your focaccia looks too good!  

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