Category: Entertainer's Snacks

Vegetable Focaccia

Makes: 1 Focaccia
Oven: 200 °C / 400 °F
Preparation Time: I hour and 40 minutes
Baking Time: 20 - 25 minutes
Ingredients:
500 g Cake flour (4 x 250 ml / 4 cups)
10 ml Salt (2 tsp)
5 ml Sugar (1 tsp)
45 g Margarine (3 tbsp)
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
300 ml Lukewarm water (approx. 1¼ cups)
Filling:    
250 ml Mixed vegetables (1 cup)
100 g Cheddar cheese, grated (250 ml) (1 cup)
30 ml Oil (2 tbsp)
30 ml Water (2 tbsp)
30 ml Tomato puree or tomato sauce (2 tbsp)
2 ml Salt (¼ tsp)
2 ml Mixed herbs (¼ tsp)
    Salt and pepper, to taste
Method:
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together, then rub the margarine into the flour with the fingertips. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Add enough lukewarm water to form a soft dough and knead the dough well until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, cover with greased plastic and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix all the ingredients for the filling together and season to taste.
  5. Knock the dough down, roughly divide the dough into 20 pieces and add to the vegetable mixture. Stir lightly until the dough is coated with the filling.
  6. Place the dough and filling mixture into a greased 23 cm-round-cake tin, cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double in volume, about     25 – 30 minutes.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C / 400 °F for 20 – 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Variation:

Mix together 250 ml (1 cup) Mozzarella cheese, grated; 30 ml (2 tbsp) salsa; 60 ml (4 tbsp) mayonnaise and 1 tin tuna, flaked. Season to taste.

or

Mix together 30 ml (2 tbsp) salsa; 5 ml (1 tsp) prepared mustard (125 ml / ½ cup), pineapple, chopped; 100 g (250 ml) salami chopped and 125 ml (½ cup) Feta cheese, crumbled. Season to taste.