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Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia

It seems like my sweet tooth is gone on a little vacation.

Cause for once in my life, I am favouring savoury foods instead of my usual staple of cakes, cookies and candies.

Take today for instance, i started out with an ingredient rarely mentioned in this blog.

Garlic.

A neglected and underrated vegetable (or is it root?) here in Crustabakes.

So along with dried rosemary (Well, ideally, i was supposed to use fresh ones), i have taken the garlic and massaged it into a focaccia bread dough to create the most wonderfully smelling kitchen.

And of course the most wonderfully smelling bread too.

The recipe for this focaccia was taken from Sweet Pea’s kitchen. As with most of the recipes on her blog, this recipe was pretty straightforward.  And although this is my first time making focaccia, i thought it went quite well. I pretty much adhered to the instructions, substituting only on the scale to fit the bread into a 9×13 pan instead of the 12×14 pan.  

The resultant bread had a good crisp skin and a chewy interior. And with its dimpled surface and aromatic flavours, this is as focaccia-ish as it could be. Oh, instead of the usual spray of cooking oil on the pan to prevent sticking, i drizzled garlic oil on it, to infuse even more flavour on the bread.

With all the garlic, rosemary and seasalt, this focaccia is actually good enough to be eaten on its own. But i did have some leftover tomato dip which went along very well with the bread.

Oh, and you might want to brush your teeth again after that. Or at least get the breathmints ready. :)  

Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia

Taken from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

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  1. May 31, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I love the new savory twist u’r blog has taken and the focaccia looks great. I love garlic.. P.S. I loved all the sweet stuff u make too!!! Now theres so much more variety.

  2. May 31, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I love this bread too and your rosemary is so different looking. Beautiful photos.

  3. May 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Looks delicious! it’s good to have a change in tastes sometimes…too much sugar can be overwhelming sometimes :P

  4. May 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    It came out perfect! Look really tasty.

  5. May 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE foccacia! especially the one with garlic!
    thks for sharing :)

  6. June 1, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Mmmm…this turned out great!! I love this focaccia bread. I bet the tomato dip tasted great with it! :)

  7. June 1, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I’m loving your new savoury posts!

  8. June 1, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Mmmm… I love freshly baked bread! That sounds and looks so good. I have some rosemary in a pot just outside on my front porch. I always plant it new every spring and put it among all my flowers in pots on my front porch stairs. The height and the fullness of it add such a great sight to my groupings. PLUS, I love the way it smells!

  9. yunita
    June 2, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Lookin good*___* garlic is mah favorite

  10. June 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    MMMM Garlic..its one of my basic food groups :) Love this recipe. I like taking focacia bread and making paninnis with them. I am so craving one now!

  11. June 6, 2011 at 1:57 am

    That looks so fluffy. I think I could eat your focaccia all day and be happy.

  12. June 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    beautifully done! i want to bookmark this and try this out!

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