Focaccia garden is the most beautiful food trend of the year! – It’s that easy to prepare the delicious flower bread!
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down and we have all had to spend a lot of time at home. But that also had a few positive sides, namely – hobby chefs and food bloggers have constantly presented us with new and interesting recipes that are perfect for passing the time. Have you already baked a delicious Cookie Dough Bread or tried the famous Dalgona coffee? Now a whole new food trend is coming into the spotlight and everyone seems obsessed with it. The focaccia garden not only convinces us with its excellent taste, but is also a real eye-catcher! Do you feel like taking your cooking skills to the next level? Then read on and try our Focaccia Garden Recipe!
Nice and crispy on the outside and incredibly juicy on the inside – Focaccia is a delicious yeast dough bread that originally comes from Genoa, Italy. The beautiful edible works of art are taking all social media by storm and causing a stir. In fact, the hashtags #focacciagarden and #focacciaart have over 5000 entries so far. Teri Culletto – a hobby baker from Massachusetts is responsible for the new food trend. Even if the preparation is a little intimidating at first glance, the focaccia recipes are pretty simple and ideal for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Focaccia garden recipe
The Focaccia Garden is a delicious flatbread that is topped with fresh vegetables and herbs before baking and turned into a real work of art. The basic recipe is easy to follow and, above all, requires creativity – anything that pleases is allowed!
Ingredients for the yeast dough:
- 400 grams of wheat flour
- 250 ml water, lukewarm
- 1/2 cube of fresh yeast or 8 grams of dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- about 2 tbsp salt flakes
For the vegetable topping absolutely anything is conceivable and you can use any vegetable that you would otherwise cook in the oven. But here comes our suggestion:
- 1 small zucchini
- 1 small carrot
- green asparagus spears, woody ends cut off
- a couple of cherry tomatoes
- 1 small red onion
- a couple of radishes
- 2-3 tbsp pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- Fresh herbs of your choice – rosemary and parsley, for example, go particularly well
- 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
And it’s that simple:
- For the yeast dough, put the water, yeast and sugar in a mixing bowl and stir well. Cover with cling film and let stand for about 10-15 minutes.
- Sieve the wheat flour and mix with the salt. Add to the yeast mixture together with the olive oil and mix with the dough hook of the hand mixer on the lowest setting for 1-2 minutes.
- Set the hand mixer to the highest setting and process into a smooth dough for another 3-4 minutes.
- Lightly oil a large bowl, pour in the dough and let rise, covered, at room temperature for at least 4 hours. The longer you let the dough rest, the fluffier the focaccia garden will be.
- Just before baking, you can prepare the vegetables. Halve the asparagus spears lengthways. Wash the zucchini and carrot and cut or peel into thin strips. Make sure you cut the vegetables a little thicker – thin slices can burn before the bread is done.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or oil it well. Knead the dough again briefly with your hands and pull it apart or roll it out into a rectangle.
- Let rise for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Brush the dough with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Now the fun begins and you can decorate and decorate your focaccia garden however you want. The asparagus spears and zucchini, for example, are perfect for flower stems or a meadow. You can conjure up many different flowers from the tomatoes, radishes and peppers or the pumpkin seeds.
- Finally, sprinkle the focaccia with the fresh herbs and coarse sea salt.
- Let rise for another 15 minutes, brush again with olive oil and then bake for about 25-30 minutes.
Which vegetables are best for the flower focaccia?
How you cover and decorate your focaccia garden is actually up to you. All you need for this is a little creativity and imagination. But you can’t think of anything? In the following we have put together a few ideas for suitable coverings and how you can use them afterwards!
- red onions for flowers
- Cut mini peppers into small rings for flowers
- Chives and spring onions are perfect for flower stalks
- Parsley and basil are great for petals
- Cherry tomatoes for flowers. Use slightly larger tomatoes and turn them into beautiful roses
- Sausage and hot peppers cut into thin strips are wonderful for flowers
- use chopped bacon for the bottom of the focaccia
Low-Carb Focaccia Garden Recipe
Just because you pay attention to your diet or eat low-carb does not mean that you have to forego a delicious focaccia. With only 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving, this focaccia garden recipe is absolutely keto and low-carb suitable. And the best thing? It tastes just as delicious as the original!
Ingredients for the dough:
- 180 grams of mozzarella, grated
- 30 grams of cream cheese
- 180 grams of almond flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 egg, size L.
- 30 grams of sunflower seeds
- Vegetables of your choice for topping
Low-carb focaccia preparation:
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Line a baking dish with baking paper and brush lightly with olive oil.
- Put the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl and let them melt in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir briefly and microwave for another 40 seconds. If you don’t have a microwave at home, you can melt it in the water bar over low heat, stirring constantly.
- Add the almond flour, baking powder and the egg, stir briefly and then work into a dough with your hands.
- Add sunflower seeds and mix again.
- Pour the dough into the prepared baking dish and shape into a rectangle. Then decorate with vegetables as desired and bake for 20 minutes. Voilà – your low carb focaccia garden is already ready!