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No Comfort Zone CB - Berry Focaccia with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

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No Comfort Zone CB - Berry Focaccia with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

My first entry in the No Comfort Zone community bake: Berry focaccia with meyer lemon olive oil.

I have never made focaccia, mostly because I haven't been sure what to do with one after I bake it. There is just 2 of us, and we already are on the outer edges of how much bread we can eat without needing to buy larger clothes.And then I got inspired by watching this Italian Grandma make focaccia. Whether or not you ever make focaccia, she is well worth watching - she's the real deal, lol.

I started to write out my recipe/process, but then realized it is the same as many other focaccia recipes. The main differences are that I chose to use frozen berries. And instead of EVOO, I used this meyer lemon olive oil . (They are local to me, and their in store price when I bought this wasn't this high. I am not affiliated with them, we just shop there once in a while.). Dusted with a light dusting of powdered sugar just prior to serving (no photos).

The frozen blueberries held up very well. The raspberries kind of disintegrated and got mushy in the oven, but still tasted great. The crumb photo looks like it came out gummy, but that didn't seem to be the case for most of the focaccia. It may have been an artifact of the juicy raspberry or photo. And the berry flavors combined with the meyer lemon oil made my mouth do quite a happy dance. It is a more rich flavor than lemon zest would have provided. After we grazed our way through half the pan between last night and brunch this morning, I froze the rest. I'm not quite ready to go out into the real world and try on clothes, lol.

Mary

 

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Benito

Mary that looks mightily tasty.  I’ve been wanting to bake a fruit focaccia but have been waiting for peach season this summer to use fresh peaches.  I’ve used peaches on pizza and that was a hit so it should go well on a focaccia.  Your fruit choices are very novel!

Benny

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Combine boredom internet surfing and an itch to bake something with "what do I have in the freezer/pantry" and voila! 😁 The meyer lemon flavor is what really made this shine. 

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Benito

Cool Mary thanks for that link. 

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HeiHei29er

Mary, looks delicious and you have much more will power than me!  I would have finished it.  :-)

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The warm summer-like weather we have had the last few days has me focusing on the ability to wear shorts, lol. AZ heat can be a powerful motivator that way.