Caramelized Onion Focaccia RecipeAmanda Powell | A Cookie Named Desire
Fluffy caramelized onion focaccia is topped a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. You won’t be able to stop at just one slice.
I am obsessed with bread. Some might say I am addicted.
Like it’s a bad thing. I don’t know. Maybe it is. But I’m not sorry.
Nope, not sorry about my love of bread.
It’s not like I will inhale any bread you put in front of me. No, no. I like good bread; really good bread.
In fact, really good bread is how I ended up learning how to bake in the first place. I wanted to learn how to make a nice, crusty bread at home.
And I did. Then my world of bread opened up to all types of bread like naan, pita, and focaccia.
Many people are nervous about working with dough that uses yeast, but in all honesty, it is one of the more forgiving types of bread, so as long as your yeast isn’t completely dead, you should still be able to get a decent bread that will surpass whatever you buy at the store.
To check if your yeast is dead before you attempt to make the caramelized focaccia, simply add the yeast to warm water and wait for 5 – 10 minutes. Afterward, you should get some foam at the top of the water.
It might not be a lot, but as long as there is some, the yeast is good. Dead yeast will not foam, all you will have is some slightly cloudy water. If it doesn’t foam, buy new yeast and start again.
Focaccia happens to be one of the easiest breads you can make because you only need to roll out the dough so that it is the same size and shape of your pan.
From there, add your oil and caramelized onions, and you are set. It is the perfect beginner bread to make, but delicious enough to easily impress anyone who tries it.
What I love about this caramelized onion focaccia is that it makes a great snack on its own, but also works well with just about any dish you make as a side.
In some cases, I like to slice it in half and use it as super delicious sandwich bread!
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Caramelized Onion Focaccia Recipe
- 2 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
- 2 cups Very Warm Water
- 4 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour, plus more as needed
- 1 tablespoon Salt, divided
- 1 Sweet Onion, medium
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons Cornmeal
- 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- In a small bowl, mix together the yeast and warm water. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, or until there is a frothy layer on top of your water.
- While you are allowing the yeast to proof, mix the flour and 2 teaspoons of salt into your mixing bowl.
- When the yeast mixture is ready, pour into the flour mixture. Mix together until it all comes together, then use a dough hook attached to your stand mixer and knead the dough for 10 minutes. If you do not have a dough hook, you can knead by hand by sprinkling flour on a clean, flat surface and kneading the dough for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Lightly grease a large bowl and place the dough into the bowl and lightly cover with a tea towel. Allow to rise in a dry, warm area for one hour, or doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- While the dough is rising, slice the onion into rings and add half the oil into a medium skillet heated to medium-high heat. Cook the onions until they begin to turn translucent, then turn down the heat to medium-low. Continue to cook until the onions brown and caramelize. Set aside.
- Lightly dust a jelly roll pan with corn meal and then deflate your dough. Transfer the dough onto your pan and stretch out so the dough reaches to all the edges.
- Generously brush the dough with the remaining oil and sprinkle with salt. Use your fingers to press indents around the dough. Top with the caramelized onion, cheese, and remaining salt.
- Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.
- Amanda Powell
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- Bread, Baking, Baked, Side Dishes, Onions, Cheese
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- 1 loaf
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Author: Amanda Powell
Recipe Yields: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 115 minutes
Amount Per Serving