Focaccia Bread Sandwich

Homemade Focaccia Bread:

Focaccia Bread Sandwich

 Ingredients to make focaccia bread:

2/3 cup lukewarm water

2 tbs. Olive oil (more for brushing)

2 cups all-purpose flour

¾ tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Sugar

1 tsp. Dried Basil leaves

1 tsp. Active Dry Yeast

1 tsp. Black Pepper

Steps:

 Dough Making using Bread Machine:

  1. Add the water, 2 tsp. of olive oil, flour, salt, basil, and yeast in the bread machine as per the order recommended by your bread machine.
  2.  Select the dough cycle.
  3.  Preheat oven to 400 degree.
  4.  Remove the dough from the bread machine pan and place it on a lightly greased baking sheet or pizza pan ().
  5.  With fingertips, make a deep indentations over the dough and brush with olive oil on the top.
  6.  Sprinkle with freshly ground or cracked black pepper.
  7.  Bake for about 20 minutes. Brush with a little more olive oil before serving.

Tips:

Circle shape about ¾ inch thick is recommended, otherwise you can use your own shape but make sure the dough must be at least ¾ inch thick because we have to cut them half

Ingredients to make focaccia bread sandwich:

1 eggplant, sliced into strips

2 red bell peppers

1 tsp. Olive oil

8 count Button Mushrooms/White Mushrooms

3 cloves garlic, crushed

Focaccia bread

Mayonnaise (Optional)

Steps:

  1. Start by adding little oil (you can also use oil spray) in a non-stick dosa pan/fry pan followed by   eggplant and fry for 3 to 4 minutes and keep it aside (you can add salt and pepper while frying).
  2.  Similarly fry the red pepper and mushrooms separately and set aside to cool.
  3.  Stir crushed garlic into mayonnaise and slice focaccia in half lengthwise.
  4.  Spread mayonnaise mixture on one halves and start arranging the cooked veggies on focaccia.
  5.  Then wrap sandwich using plastic wrap and place a cutting board on top of it and weight it down with some heavy bag (I used rice bag).
  6.  Allow sandwich to sit for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.
  7.  Slice them and enjoy with any soup.

 Tips:

  • If you don’t like to use mayonnaise, add the crushed garlic along with any one of the veggies while frying and mix it well.
  •  If you don’t have bread machine, it is ok to use your hand to make a bread dough but make sure the dough must be very fine like chapatti dough.
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