Welcome to the world of artisanal baking, where the aroma of freshly baked bread fills the air, and the satisfaction of crafting your own delectable creations is unmatched. In this blog, we’ll embark on a journey to create a mouthwatering Sourdough Focaccia using the Skitchen Brisbane Sourdough Pan – a perfect combination to elevate your culinary skills and delight your taste buds.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 300g active sourdough starter
  • 400g bread flour
  • 270g water (room temperature)
  • 10g salt
  • 50g olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Optional toppings: cherry tomatoes, olives, caramelized onions

Instructions:

1. Preparing the Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the active sourdough starter and water, stirring until well-mixed.
  • Gradually add the bread flour and salt. Mix until the dough comes together.
  • Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes until it’s smooth and slightly elastic.

2. Bulk Fermentation:

  • Place the kneaded dough back into the bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rest for 3-4 hours at room temperature. During this time, perform a series of gentle folds every 30 minutes for the first 2 hours. This enhances the dough’s structure and gluten development.

3. Shaping the Focaccia:

  • Coat the Skitchen Brisbane Sourdough Pan with a generous amount of olive oil, making sure it covers the bottom and sides.
  • Transfer the dough to the pan and gently press it to fit, allowing it to take the shape of the pan.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top of the dough and use your fingertips to create dimples across the surface.

4. Final Proofing:

  • Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let the dough proof for an additional 3-4 hours, or until it visibly puffs up and increases in size.

5. Adding Toppings:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Once the dough has proofed, gently press your toppings of choice into the dimples. Fresh rosemary, cherry tomatoes, olives, and caramelized onions work wonderfully.

6. Baking:

  • Before placing the pan in the oven, drizzle a bit more olive oil on top of the dough and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  • Bake the focaccia in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.

7. Enjoy the Deliciousness:

  • Carefully remove the Sourdough Focaccia from the oven and pan. Let it cool slightly on a wire rack.
  • Slice into generous squares and serve warm. The combination of the crispy crust, tender crumb, and flavorful toppings is an experience to savor.

Conclusion: With the Skitchen Brisbane Sourdough Pan as your ally, crafting a divine Sourdough Focaccia becomes an achievable endeavor. This culinary adventure isn’t just about making bread – it’s about creating artistry and sharing your passion for baking with every bite. So, gather your ingredients, embrace the process, and embark on a journey to unlock the secrets of artisanal baking that Skitchen’s pan empowers you to achieve. Your taste buds and those fortunate enough to share this delight with you will undoubtedly thank you!

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