Easy Focaccia with Strawberries and Feta RecipeStacey Mebs | Bake.Eat.Repeat.
This easy focaccia with strawberries and feta is topped with balsamic glaze and makes the perfect side dish or light lunch. And the kids went crazy for it!
You would think that this easy focaccia with strawberries, feta and balsamic glaze would be the sort of thing that only the adults at the table would be interested in right?
If so, you would be wrong.
At least at my house. But maybe my kids are crazy and have weird taste in food. I'm not denying that that's a possibility. They did all decide black olives were their favourite food at a very young age (I think 2, maybe 3?) and still love them — while most kids won't touch them, I'm sure.
So... maybe it's just my kids?
But they went crazy for this bread — and they all insisted on the balsamic glaze drizzled on top, even though I gave them the option of focaccia bread without it.
Nope, evidently they all love balsamic glaze, too.
I'm okay with this though, because that means I can make this easy focaccia with strawberries and feta, drizzled with a tasty balsamic glaze, many more times and no one will get sick of it.
It's even great the next day as leftovers; you don't even need to heat it up. We had it warm from the oven with dinner one night, and the next day had it cold for lunch at a picnic. It’s fantastic both ways.
Also — easy lunch making when you can just give the kids a piece of focaccia from the night before and they're thrilled about it!
Tips for Perfect Easy Focaccia with Strawberries and Feta:
This bread dough doesn't require any kneading at all, just mix it together with a dough whisk or a wooden spoon until the flour is all hydrated. This takes a couple full minutes of stirring to get it all combined.
Make sure not to over-bake this focaccia bread or it will be quite crispy; it should be a chewy bread with a crisp crust.
The feta does get a bit browned and the edges get a bit crisp in the oven. If you prefer it to stay soft you can sprinkle it on after the focaccia is baked instead.
Here are a few more great bread recipes for you: Soft Flatbread, Icelandic Brown Bread, and Homemade Cream Biscuits.
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Easy Focaccia with Strawberries and Feta Recipe
- 3 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour, plus 2-4 tablespoons for dusting
- 2 teaspoons Instant Yeast
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 1 1/2 cups Very Warm Water, (about 100°F, 37°C)
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil, divided
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 1/2 cups Chopped Strawberries, (fresh only)
- 1/2 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
- 2-4 tablespoons Balsamic Glaze
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, yeast and salt. Add the water; make sure it’s very warm, but not hot to the touch. Stir everything together with a wooden spoon or dough whisk until all of the flour is hydrated. There should not be any really dry pieces left at all, this will take a couple of minutes of stirring. Once all the flour is mixed in, you will have a rather shaggy mass of dough in the bowl. Cover this tightly with plastic wrap and let rise for 2 hours, or until the dough has doubled in size.
- Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by brushing it with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Move the dough to the prepared baking pan and press it out with your hands (lightly oil them first to prevent sticking) to an approximately 11x14 inch rectangle. Brush the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top of the dough, and spread it around with your hands, dimpling the dough and stretching it. Sprinkle the dough with sea salt. Cover the pan with a clean towel and let it rest for 45 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. When the dough has rested, uncover it, spread the chopped strawberries and feta over top, and place the pan into the hot oven. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until it is golden brown. Let cool in the pan for couple of minutes and then lift it out to cool on a wire rack.
- Drizzle balsamic glaze over top of the focaccia, slice into squares and serve warm. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, and are delicious either reheated or cold.
- I use my own homemade balsamic glaze for this recipe.
- Stacey Mebs
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- 8 servings
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Author: Stacey Mebs
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 205 minutes
Amount Per Serving