Tuesday, 26 June 2012


In Italy, when we want to tell somebody that they are nice , we tell them that they are "as good as piece of  bread", "buono come un pezzo di pane.
When I met my canadian husband in Italy, he didn't speak lots of italian, and I didn't speak any english, so we tried  our best to communicate. It would take hours to understand a concept, we did lots of drawing on napkins and invented a variaty of words but at the end we always understood each other and had fun doing so.
My husband learned to speak italian very fast, and one day he told me :" tu sei buona come la focaccia", "you are as good as focaccia", I told him that we say "as good as bread" but he replied that he liked focaccia better.
How could I resist to a sweet canadian telling me that with such a cute accent?
Well I didn't, ahahaha!
Anyway  here it is , a focaccia recipe that you will love too.
Usually focaccia is made with white flour but I change that and in this recipe I used unbleached and whole wheat flour, just to feel a little less gilty but you can use all white if you like.


3 cups warm water
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1TBLSP honey
4 cups unbleached flour
2 cups whole wheat flour

Topping ( you can use anything you want, onions, garlic or different erbs)

2 TBLSP chopped fresh rosemary
2 TBLSP sea salt
olive oil

Mix all the ingredient in a bowl.....

....mix until you get a nice dough.....

...spread the dough in a well oiled  9x13 cookie sheet....

....until nice and smooth ...

.... cover with a cloth and let it rest for 2 hours...

...with your finger poke the dough to make little holes...

... brush some olive oil, sprinkle the salt and the rosemary on top, be generous....

... bake at 400 for 30/35 minutes, until golden...

....eat it by itself......

...Or as your favotite sandwich!


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