Sourdough Focaccia with Floral Art

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Ingredients

100 g Sourdough Discard
10 g Salt
440 g Water room temperature
512 g Bread flour
4 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin, for greasing and drizzling
Sea salt to taste
1 bulb Garlic halved
Fresh herbs green onion, cherry tomatoes, olives, shallots, to taste

Nutritional information

232
Calories
5.2g
Fat
40.3g
Carbohydrates
5.65g
Protein
0mg
Cholesterol
325mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Sourdough Focaccia with Floral Art

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This Sourdough Focaccia with Floral Art recipe is another great way to use up your sourdough discard. If you are anything like me, you abhor the idea of wasting food and that’s why sourdough discard recipes are vital at the moment!

Start by mixing the ingredients for the dough together. Leave the dough to proof. Proofing the dough will take around 6 – 8 hours depending on the temperature of your room and the strength of your starter. Once the dough has doubled in size, place it in a baking pan. Leave to rise again before dimpling the surface and decorating with garlic, herbs and vegetables. Bake and enjoy!

To make the Sourdough Focaccia with Floral Art, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Sourdough Focaccia with Floral Art

1

Mix discard, water and salt

1

Place 100 grams of sourdough discard in a large bowl with 10 grams of salt and 440 grams of water. Stir to combine.

2

Add flour

2

Add 512 grams of flour and mix until the flour is fully combined.

3

Fold dough

2

Fold the dough over until you have completed 10 folds. Drizzle the dough with oil and rub to coat.

4

Proof dough

8h

Place a tea towel over the bowl and set to one side until the dough has doubled in size.

5

Transfer dough to baking pan

2

Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the center of a baking pan which measures approx 12 by 10 inches. Place the dough carefully into the center and fold it like an envelope from top to bottom and side to side to create a rectangular shape.

6

Leave to rise

6h

Turn the dough over so that the seam is face down. Brush the top of the focaccia dough with olive oil and leave to rise for another 4 to 6 hours until it doubles.

7

Heat oven

Preheat the oven to 425 °F.

8

Dimple dough

1

Press into the dough with your fingers until the surface is dimpled.

9

Decorate

5

Decorate the top of the dough with the halved garlic bulbs and any combination of herbs and vegetables to create a floral image on top of the loaf. Drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

10

Bake

25

Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes until golden on top and the bread makes a hollow sound when you knock on it.

11

Serve

Leave the cooked bread to cool in the pan for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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