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Saga Focaccia Recipe

Saga Focaccia Recipe

Saga Focaccia Recipe

Ingredients :

FOR THE FOCACCIA

  • 4 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 tsp. (4 g) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup (250 ml) lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp. (10 g) malt or 1/2 tbsp. (10 g) honey
  • 10 sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. (40 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 11/2 tsp. (10 g) salt

FOR THE GENOESE BRINE

  • 1/2 cup (100 ml) water
  • 3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. (50 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 21/4 tsp. (14 g) coarse salt

Method :

  1. Put the flour onto a clean work surface and make a well in the center. Dissolve the yeast in the water. Pour the yeast mixture and malt into the well, and gradually start incorporating them into the flour a little at a time. Add the sage and oil. Lastly, add the salt and knead the dough until soft, smooth and elastic.
  2. Cover the dough with a sheet of lightly oiled plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  3. To make the brine, combine the water, olive oil and coarse salt in a bowl. Stir to make an emulsion and then let it rest.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled baking pan, stretching it gently with your fingertips. Prod the surface of the dough with your fingers, forming small dimples where the seasoning will collect. Sprinkle the focaccia with the brine and let rise until it has doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  5. Bake at 390°F (200°C) for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Rising time : 11/2 hours
Cooking time : 25 minutes
Difficulty : medium

4 Servings

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Source :

ACADEMIA BARILLA

Ambassador of Italian Gastronomy Throughout The World

Recipes by : Chef Mario Grazia & Chef Luca Zanga

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