Who doesn’t love a bit of focaccia and a bit of caramelised onion? I really think it’s one of the best combinations which goes with pretty much everything and the warm weather is making me want to have some focaccia pretty much all the time!
The great thing about focaccia is that it takes very little of your time to prepare, the not so great thing about focaccia is that it takes a lot of time to make. I prepared this focaccia for dinner and I had a lot of time, so I had mine rising for a long time, which made it so, so light and fluffy! The caramelised onions are also really easy to make and you can make them just before you put your focaccia in the oven.
This is how I made it
All you need to make focaccia is: bread flour, salt, water, yeast, olive oil, salt, onions, honey, vinegar and butter
- First of all, you have to make the dough, for that, you have to combine the salt, flour and yeast and then add the water and the olive oil, you many not need all the water, so add it slowly. Mix the dough well until it takes form.
- Pour some oil onto your working surface and then start kneading your dough for about 5 minutes, you may need to add extra oil, but that is ok, as focaccias are wet.
- Once the dough has a nice sticky consistency, give the dough a ball shape and put it in a container. You should put it in a container of whatever shape you want to focaccia to be, mine was a rectangle, this is important as it will help the focaccia have the right shape.
- Pour some oil on top and leave the focaccia to rise for at least 1 hour, I left mine for 3 and it had a great shape!
- After the focaccia has risen, transfer it to the tray you will cook it in and spread it until it reaches the edges, do this carefully to keep as much air inside as possible.
- Poke it with your finger tips and add some extra oil, let it rise again for at least another hour.
- Once the dough has risen, make the caramelised onion.
- Cut the red onions into wedges and cook them in a pot with olive oil and butter, cook over medium heat for around 10-15 minutes until the onion is soft.
- Once it’s soft, add honey and vinegar and keep cooking for a further 5 minutes. Set aside.
- After the hour, poke the dough again and add salt, oil and rosemary.
- Cook in a 200 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, add the caramelised onion and cook for a further 8 minutes.
- Your focaccia is ready!
Caramelised onion focaccia
For the focaccia:
- 500 gr of bread flour
- 2 tbsp of olive oil + more for kneading and adding to the focaccia
- 1 tbsp of yeast
- 1 tsp of salt
- 360 ml of water at room temperature
- Rosemary to taste
For the caramelised onion:
- 2 red onions
- 3 tbsp of salted butter
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tbsp of vinegar glaze
- 1 tsp of honey