Sunday, October 31, 2010

Focaccia with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella

Making bread is my therapy. You have to be passionate and patient. Even the easiest recipe requires time to knead and let the dough rise, but every drop of sweat is worth it. This focaccia recipe can be used to make a classic focaccia bread and instead of topping it with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella, you can keep it simple with olive oil, fresh thyme, rosemary and sea salt.

1 1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 tbs sugar
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 1/2 white flour
pinch of salt
1 tsp sea salt
4 tbsp olive oil to drizzle on top
2 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella
1/4 lb prosciutto
8x12in baking pan (approximately)

A few tips: 1-If you don't have a non-stick baking pan you can grease yours with olive oil.2-If your dough seems to dry you can add a tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches the desired consistency...or if your dough is too moist, add some flour a tablespoon at a time.3-Coat the dough with a little bit of olive oil before letting it rise on the first place (prevents dryness)

Have fun with your therapy today!


  1. i'm with you about halloween (not a huge fan!) and i prefer un-scary food. :)

    thank you for yet another charming video. great dancing and yummy food.

  2. Yummy! My favorite part is when you played the piano on the bread dough. And who is that lovely young lady sharing the finished result with you?!

    Terry (Erin's mom)

  3. your videos are so fun, they make me want to run into my kitchen and give every recipe a try!

    i do have a question however, where do you get your music?? i love the first song of this video, and also the ones from your macaron video.

  4. Your Brazilian songs are awesome! You should post a list of them!