- Prep Time: 1h 30m
- Cook Time: 20m
- Total Time: 1h 50m
For Focaccia Bread
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 8 grams instant yeast
- 1 cup warm water (100-110˚F)
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup good olive oil as this is a key flavor
- 1 tablespoon flakey kosher salt
- 1 medium tomato sliced thinly
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
For Caramelized Onions
- 1 large white onion thinly sliced into rounds
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 pinch salt
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, pour in warm water (110˚F) and stir in sugar then yeast. Let the yeast come alive for 5 mins. Once it becomes slightly bubbly tap in half of the flour and 1/4 cup of the olive oil, stirring until it becomes a thick smooth paste. Let it sit for 5 minutes longer before pouring in the rest of the flour.
- With your hands, work the dough until you form a ball and the sides of the bowl are clean. The dough will be tacky at first, however knead the dough on a floured work surface, for a few minutes and it will become smooth.
- Transfer dough to a well oiled bowl and drizzle more olive oil on top. Cover and leave to rise for 40-50 minutes until it doubles in size. While dough is rising, prepare toppings.
- Slice the large onion into thin rounds, breaking each round out like an onion ring. Place a large skillet on medium - low heat lightly coated in olive oil. Once the pan is hot, pack in all of the onion rings, allow the weight to press out their natural juices. Cook for a few minutes, then stir until soft. Add Worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Mix until the onions are well coated then allow the sauce to evaporate. Tip the onions back into a bowl for later.
- Prepare the other toppings. Preheat oven to 450˚F
- Drizzle olive oil over a baking sheet or baking steel. Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto the sheet and spread until a 2 inch think rectangle or oval around 10x5 inches appears. Use your fingertips to dimple or dock the entire top of the bread, pressing until your fingers touch the pan. Drizzle a little more olive oil, allow some to pool into the dimples. Top with onions, tomatoes and rosemary. Place into oven for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown and the whole house smells amazing. Enjoy.