This caramlised red onion and goats cheese focaccia bread was always a treat whenever I could find it but I was a bit skeptical about baking it since I thought it would be a complex process. Well I was wrong! It is so easy and quick to make and it was devoured rapidly by me! Yes I am a greedy bugger… There is a variety of different toppings to try and use but this has been my favourite so far….
- 500g Plain flour
- 2 sachets of dried yeast
- 3 tbsp Olive oil
- 350ml tepid water
- 2 red onions, peeled and sliced thinly
- 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp dried Thyme
- 1 tbsp dried Rosemary
- 100g goats cheese
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
Preparation the night before
- Mix sachets of yeast with tepid water in a jug with honey and leave aside.
- After a few mins a froth will form on top of the mixture and mix through 1 tbsp of Olive oil.
- Mix this yeast mixture with the flour until well combined.
- Turn onto a floured surface and knead for a few mins.
- Place in an oiled bowl, cover and leave aside until it has doubled in size, approx 1 hour.
- Turn out onto a floured surface again and knead for a few mins.
- Pre heat oven to 220 degrees.
- Place grease proof paper in a tray and flatten the dough on top of this.
- Meanwhile to caramalise the onions, fry in a hot pan until soft, add the vinegar until absorbed and then add the brown sugar until caramalised.
- Sprinkle these onions on top of the focaccia bread with the herbs, olive oil and goats cheese.
- Place in hot oven until risen and brown, approx 20 mins.
I was trying to decide what to serve this caramalised red onion and goats cheese focaccia with since I usually just eat it on its own but it is quite a filling bread so do as I do. Go solo with the Focaccia!