Breakfast focaccia


1. Introduction:

Start your day with a burst of flavor with our delectable “English Breakfast Focaccia.” This twist on the classic Italian bread is a perfect fusion of hearty English breakfast ingredients and the irresistible charm of golden-brown, herb-infused focaccia. Imagine the aroma of fresh herbs mingling with sizzling bacon and eggs—pure morning bliss on your plate.

2. Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme) for garnish

3. Directions:

  1. Activate Yeast: In a bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
  2. Mix Dough: In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and olive oil. Add activated yeast mixture. Knead until smooth.
  3. First Rise: Cover the dough and let it rise for 1 hour until doubled in size.

4. How to prepare:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Shape Dough: Roll out the dough onto a baking sheet. Create wells for the eggs.
  3. Layer Ingredients: Sprinkle bacon, tomatoes, and cheese onto the dough. Crack eggs into the wells.
  4. Second Rise: Allow the dough to rise for an additional 15 minutes.

5. Preparation time:

  • Dough Preparation: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 20 minutes

6. Servings:

This recipe serves 4, making it ideal for a delightful family breakfast or a brunch gathering with friends.

7. FAQs:

  1. Can I use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast?
    • Yes, you can. Use the same amount, but skip the activation step.
  2. Can I customize the toppings?
    • Absolutely! Add mushrooms, spinach, or any of your favorite breakfast ingredients.
  3. How do I store leftover focaccia?
    • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  4. Can I make the dough the night before?
    • Yes, refrigerate the dough after the first rise and let it come to room temperature before baking.
  5. Can I make it vegetarian?
    • Certainly! Skip the bacon and add more veggies or vegetarian alternatives.

8. Conclusion:

In conclusion, our English Breakfast Focaccia is a delightful harmony of flavors, bringing together the best of Italian and English breakfast traditions. With a golden crust, savory toppings, and a hint of herbaceous aroma, this breakfast treat promises to elevate your mornings. Embrace the joy of creating a masterpiece that not only looks stunning but also tastes like a slice of morning perfection. Share the love and savor the magic of a breakfast that’s as unforgettable as the sunrise itself.


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