Onion Cheese Focaccia

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Onion Cheese Focaccia

This was my first foccacia and certainly not the last - fluffy, soft, tender, a kind of cheese-flavored bread combination, disappeared in a few minutes from the table (I had guests) and was much praised.

The cheese pieces fit very well here, they melt and make flavored holes in the dough - you can put onions plain or green, in the case of the most capricious I think you can omit it.


Warm water
250 ml
Active dry yeast
7 g
or 15g fresh yeast
2 tsp
or sugar
1 tsp
White flour
400 g
Olive oil
3 tbsp
Yellow cheese
100 g
White onion
1 piece
or 3-4 green onion
Herbes de Provence
1 tsp
+ you can add dried tomatoes, olives

Step by step

Step 1

In a bowl, mix hot water, honey, yeast.

Leave for about 10 minutes until it starts to foam.

Onion Cheese Focaccia - Step 1
Step 2

Add salt, flour and mix the dough with a spoon or spatula.

Onion Cheese Focaccia - Step 2
Step 3

And we start to knead the dough with our hands, the more the better.

Along the way, add at least 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the dough - you should have a uniform and soft dough.

I knead it a little, let it rest for about 10 minutes and after that I knead it with oil.

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Step 4

After you have kneaded the dough well, cover it with a towel and leave it to rise for 30 minutes.

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Step 5

During this time, cook the onion in a little oil ...

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Step 6

... and cut the cheese into cubes.

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Step 7

After the dough has risen, add the hardened onion and 80g of cheese on top of it (leave 20g to put on top of the foccacia).

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Step 8

Knead the dough well to incorporate all the cheese and onion, at first it will be harder but you will surely succeed.

Let it rest for 10 minutes, so you can work it easier when you put it in the tray.

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Step 9

Spread the dough with your hands in a tray - mine is 32 cm round. It certainly goes in a simple oven tray, from the stove.

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Step 10

Press with your fingers and make holes in the dough, grease with a little olive oil and sprinkle the herbs of Provence (Italian greens - contain oregano, marjoram, etc.).

Sprinkle the 20g of cheese set aside above.

And optionally you can put some chopped olives on top or dried tomatoes in olive oil.

Let it rise in the pan for 20 minutes.

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Step 11

Place in the preheated oven at 180-200 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until nicely browned.

Allow to cool slightly.

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Step 12

Serve hot (cold is just as good) with anything you like - soup, salad, pate, etc. - or as simple as a fluffier pizza.

Good appetite!

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Quantity: 1 kg (10-12 servings)
Prep time: 40 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 60 min
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