Focaccia bread

Caramalised red onion and goats cheese focaccia bread

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

  1. Mix sachets of yeast with tepid water in a jug with honey and leave aside.
  2. After a few mins a froth will form on top of the mixture and mix through 1 tbsp of Olive oil.
  3. Mix this yeast mixture with the flour until well combined.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for a few mins.
  5. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and leave aside until it has doubled in size, approx 1 hour.
  6. Turn out onto a floured surface again and knead for a few mins.
  7. Pre heat oven to 220 degrees.
  8. Place grease proof paper in a tray and flatten the dough on top of this.
  9. 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.
  10. Sprinkle these onions on top of the focaccia bread with the herbs, olive oil and goats cheese.
  11. 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!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *