Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia | How to make Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia

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ByDeepali Jain
Created on 21st Dec 2015
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  • By Deepali Jain
    Created on 21st Dec 2015

About Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia

An easy and nourishing whole wheat basil focaccia. A crowd pleaser and taste worthy. This recipe has been minimally adapted from Dassana.

Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of world cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia at your home. Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia by Deepali Jain will help you to prepare the perfect Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs 30 minute for the preparation and 30 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia.

  • Prep Time30mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People
Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia

Ingredients to make Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia

  • 4 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 2 and 1/2 - 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of instant yeast
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil (for the herb oil)
  • 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil (for the herb oil)
  • ½ teaspoon of chili flakes (for the herb oil)

How to make Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia

  1. For the herb oil: Warm the olive oil, add the chopped basil leaves and chilli flakes. Allow them to steep in warm oil for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. For the focaccia dough: In a small bowl, mix the warm water and sugar together. Add yeast and allow it to activate. Let it rest for 10 minutes or till the mixture becomes frothy and bubbly.
  3. In the meanwhile, place 2 cups of flour, salt and oil in a large bowl. Mix this with the help of a wooden spoon. Now add half of the yeast solution and mix well.
  4. Add another 1 cup of flour and remaining yeast solution, continue to mix it well. Add the last cup of flour and stir till the dough starts coming together.
  5. Turn over the bowl and drop the dough on a lightly oiled work surface and knead it till the dough is smooth, elastic, soft and slightly sticky.
  6. Place the dough in a well oiled bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel. Allow it rise and leave it for 90 minutes till it doubles in size.
  7. Place the risen dough on a work surface and punch it down to flatten. Divide the dough into two portions to make 2 large focaccia loaves.
  8. Place one portion of the flattened dough on a greased rectangular pan. If need be, then flatten it a bit more. Now pour 1/4th of the prepared herb oil on the dough. Using your finger tips, dimple or indent the dough about 2 inches apart. Cover it.
  9. 10 minutes before baking, preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius. Once the dough is ready, pour another 1/4th portion of herb oil onto the risen dough. You may need to lightly dimple again. Sprinkle coarse salt if you like.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or till the bread turns golden brown in colour. Remove from the pan and allow it to cool slightly. Serve warm with the same herb oil if you like. Repeat the same process for the second loaf.

Reviews for Whole Wheat Basil Focaccia (3)

Pratibha Shaha year ago
where is yeast.

Priya Kannana year ago
Which brand instant yeast have you used??

Smriti Jain2 years ago