Zaatar Foccacia



This is my second focaccia recipe. When I made the first recipe I knew the next was in the offing. I enjoyed this bread for 3 days every evening in different forms.
The first day I gobbled it along with a cup of tea , fresh and warm. The second day I reheated it in microwave drizzled it with some olive oil and enjoyed dipping it in a bowl of zaatar spice. For the third day, I made a quick salad...watch picture below.


Ingredients
3 1/4 cups All purpose flour
2 cups tepid water
1 1/2 tbsp  Olive oil
1 tbsp taahini paste(or replace with regular oil)- White sesame seeds paste in oil
2 1/4 tspn rapid rise instant dry yeast
salt to taste
2 tspn Zaatar spice
1 tspn sea salt crushed (optional)
1 tspn chilly flakes
Method
1) Ferment the yeast as per the directions on your pack.
2) Mix the flour, yeast,salt, seasoning well.
4) Add the oil and taahini paste and rub it well in the flour
5) Now add the water little at a time to make a sticky dough.
6) Knead it  till it is nice and stretchy- about 7-8 min.
7) Cover the dough and let it rise till it doubles- it may take 45 min to 2 hours depending on your yeast
8)Now in  greased baking dish, place the dough. Make depressions on the top.
9) Brush with little water or milk, sprinkle the topping - olives, chilli flakes, jalapenos, tomatoes.
10) Cover for about 10-15 min till it regains its doubled sized. This is important as the bread will not rise in the oven. 
11) Place the baking sheet in a preheated oven at 210c  for 15-20 min. Or till the top is colored 
Serve warm. Reheating in microwave works very well for this type of bread.






19 comments:

Srivalli said...

Thats really another tempting dish!..as I have already said I love foccacia!

vaishali sabnani said...

Zatar is a wonderful herb and it enhances the taste ..so am sure the bread must have turned yum!!

foodiliciousnan said...

Your foccacia looks beautiful but where do u get zaatar spice? Which cuisine makes use of it?

Priya said...

Thats a super flavourful focaccia..Bread looks marvellous.

the mad said...

Pradnya this is yum.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

sounds good! never worked with zatar.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Flavorful focaccia,looks tempting.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

You are putting that Zaatar to good use!

Vardhini said...

Tasty focaccia. Looks yummy.

Vardhini
CooksJoy

Jayanthi said...

Looks awesome. I love the way you use the focaccia in salad. I'm gonna try that next time.

Preeti Garg said...

look awesome and yumm

Aarthi said...

i love focaccia

Chef Mireille said...

I love foccaccia but after spending an hour cutting up slabs of it for a catering job yesterday..I don't want to see another foccaccia for along time

veena krishnakumar said...

Just made some zatar brea. Loved the flavour

rajani said...

It is really making me hungry now! Nice click :)

Kalyani said...

all the baked breads from u this BM have been excellent :) this is soo much our fav too !


Kalyani
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Gayathri Kumar said...

Very flavorful foccacia...

PJ said...

Heard a lot about Zaatar in another blog.but could not find it here.Lovely bread Pradnya...

Suma Gandlur said...

That must be a flavorful one.

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