Focaccia with Cherry Tomatoes and Oregano

Focaccia with Cherry Tomatoes and Oregano

By 22/03/2013

There are many types of focaccia. This one, with cherry tomatoes and oregano, is typical of the south of Italy where they get juicy and tasty tomatoes during the prolonged hours of strong sunshine in the summer.

Cherry tomatoes are often sweet and very tasty and make the focaccia look beautiful and inviting. You can enjoy this as a mid afternoon snack or take it with you for a pick-nick.

This is so typical of the Italian cuisine: simple food packed with flavour!

 

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Make the dough by mixing the yeast with the flour, 3 tbsp of olive oil, warm water and salt ; working with your hands turn it into a smooth and slightly sticky dough. Work the dough for about 10 minutes.

dough

Put it in a bowl, cover it up and let it rest for a couple of hours in a warm place. It should double in size.

resting

Work the dough for another 5 minutes and then put it on a greased baking tray. It should be about 1 cm thick. Apply pressure with your fingertips on the dough.

dough

Sprinkle plenty of olive oil (about 3 tbsp) on the surface so that the oil will get into the slits made by the tips of your fingers.

Let it rise in a warm place for another half hour.

Tomato focaccia recipe

Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves. Squeeze them gently to get rid of the seeds and excess water.

cherry tomatoes

Now put them on top of the pastry pressing them in well and sprinkle plenty of dried oregano, a little bit of salt and some more olive oil

Tomato focaccia recipe

Cook for 35-40 minutes at 190 C until golden.

focaccia with cherry tomatoes

Tomato Focaccia Recipe

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5 Responses to Focaccia with Cherry Tomatoes and Oregano

  1. Mich Piece of Cake

    This foccacia looks lovely dotted with cherry tomatoes. I shall do that with my foccacia in future. I’m glad you sorted out the IT issues…

    • Alida

      Thanks Mich. All working fine now 🙂

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Mi hai fatto venir voglia di focaccia, brava ti è venuta benissimo! Buon fine settimana, ciao!

  3. Alida

    Grazie Rita. Di certo il sole ci manca! Sembra sia inverno da una vita ormai! L’unica consolazione e’ cucinare. Un abbraccio 😉

  4. Sicilian Prince

    This looks really good! Looks similar to how I sometimes make a Margarita Grandma Pizza. I got to try this with some Cherry Tomatoes I grow this year.

    Thanks for Sharing.

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