A soft green focaccia with the addition of spinach. This simple focaccia bread with tomatoes and cheese is tasty and fragrant. Perfect for lunch or dinner.
Soft Italian focaccia with blended spinach in the dough - green focaccia with cherry tomatoes and cheese.
- 250 g fresh spinach
- 150 ml spinach cooking water (warm)
- 7 g active dry yeast* (see the notes to halve the yeast)
- 1 tsp honey
- 500 g bread flour
- 1 tsp (or more) salt
- 60 ml olive oil
- 4 (or more) cherry tomatoes
- 60 g hard cheese (I used scamorza)
- Read intructions below.
1 hour 30 minutes waiting time.
* To keep your bread, rolls, pizzas, focaccia and other yeast dough recipes soft and fragrant for longer, you need to cut the amount of active dry yeast in half and extend the rising time
Instructions: Green focaccia with cherry tomatoes and cheese
Boil the spinach for 2 minutes in boiling water (do not put salt in the water). Drain and blend with the oil and 1 teaspoon of salt until smooth. Set aside.
Mix 150 ml of spinach cooking water (warm not hot) with the dry yeast and honey. Put aside for 5 minutes until it becomes bubbly.
In a large bowl mix the flour with the yeast. Add the spinach and stir again.
Knead the dough for at least 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Grease a bowl with a little olive oil, laid the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place until it doubles the volume for 1 hour.
The rising times are approximate, it can take more or less time depending on the temperature of the environment, the freshness of the yeast, the strength of the flour and other factors not related to the recipe.
Deflate the dough. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, trasfer the dough and spread it out with your hands, stretching it evenly. Cut the tomatoes in half. With the tip of the knife or the little spoon take out the seeds from the tomatoes. Press them gently into the dough together with the cheese (previously cut into cubes). Cover the focaccia with a cotton cloth and set aside to let it raise again for about 30 minutes.
Grease the dough lightly with some olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 220°C for about 20 minutes or until the focaccia becomes golden brown. Transferred on a rack and let it cool completely before serving.
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