focaccia prosciutto olives
focaccia prosciutto olives
focaccia prosciutto olives

Focaccia Prosciutto and Olives

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July 8, 2015

  • Prep: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

400 g strong white flour / 14.1 oz / 0,88 lbs

1 teaspoon sugar

1 package active dry yeast

200 ml water for focaccia

50 ml water for dissolving yeast

1 teaspoon table salt

6 teaspoons Extra virgin olive oil

50 g Black Olives

70 g Prosciutto (dry cured ham)

10 Basil leaves

150 g Mozzarella

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1In a small bowl mix sugar, yeast and warm water, let it stand for about 10 minutes.

2In a large bowl mix flour and before prepared yeast, stir well.

3Add table salt, extra virgin olive oil and stir again to form a dough. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for about five minutes.

4When the dough is firm enough and it no longer sticks to your hands, lift it up and throw it hard against the work surface, that will help to develop gluten, so the dough will be easy to stretch.

5Put the dough in a lightly floured bowl, cover it and let it sit until doubled in volume.

6Preheat the oven on 230 degrees C (446 degrees F).

7When the dough is ready, put it again on the lightly floured surface and knead for 2 -3 minutes. Flat the dough on the lightly oiled baking sheet.

8Brush it with extra virgin olive oil, add sliced mozzarella, prosciutto, sliced black olives, grated parmesan cheese and in the end basil leaves.

9Bake for about 20 minutes.

This recipe is for a 30 cm in diameter focaccia. Focaccia is a recipe that is very easy to adapt. If you like you can add some rosemary when kneading the dough. Focaccia needs to be around 1 cm thick. If you choose to prepare it as a main dish then this is a recipe for 2 Servings.

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