Focaccia Bread With Olive Tapenade Recipe

Focaccia bread with olive tapenade is a delicious and savory Italian bread topped with a flavorful mixture of olives, capers, garlic, and herbs. The bread is soft and fluffy on the inside, with a crispy crust on the outside. The olive tapenade adds a burst of briny and tangy flavors, making it a perfect appetizer or side dish for any meal. This recipe is easy to make and will impress your guests with its beautiful presentation and delicious taste.

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Ingredients for Focaccia Bread With Olive Tapenade Recipe

  • as per your need For The Focaccia Bread
  • 1.50 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Packet Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 0.63 cup Warm Water
  • 0.13 cup Olive Oil
  • as needed For The Olive Tapenade
  • 1/2 cup Pitted Black Olives
  • 1/2 tablespoon Capers
  • 1 cloves Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as required For Topping
  • as per your need Olive Oil For Drizzling
  • as needed Sea Salt For Sprinkling
  • as per your need Fresh Rosemary For Sprinkling

Directions: Focaccia Bread With Olive Tapenade Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Gradually add water and olive oil, and mix until a dough forms.
  • STEP 2.Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • STEP 3.Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.
  • STEP 4.Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Punch down the dough and transfer it to a greased baking sheet. Press the dough into a rectangle shape.
  • STEP 5.Spread the olive tapenade evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • STEP 6.Drizzle the top of the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh rosemary.
  • STEP 7.Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and crispy.
  • STEP 8.Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  • STEP 9.Serve the focaccia bread with olive tapenade as an appetizer or side dish. It can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.
  • STEP 10.Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment to knead the dough if desired.
  • For a more intense flavor, marinate the olives in olive oil, garlic, and herbs for a few hours before making the tapenade.
  • Feel free to customize the toppings by adding sliced tomatoes, onions, or cheese before baking.
  • To reheat the leftover focaccia bread, wrap it in aluminum foil and warm it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes.

Storage and Serving

  • Serve the focaccia bread with olive tapenade as an appetizer or side dish.
  • It can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
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