I am aware that I haven't been posting at all since beginning of the year.
I had somehow lost the energy I wanted to put in this blog and since I always give my best in the things I do, I didn't want to write a blog without putting my 100% energy in it.
Since then, my friends, family and partner have encouraged me to keep my posts up and after a long time I feel I want to start blogging again, and keep sharing a piece of my life with you.
Let's start with the past weekend (the weekend of "Ferragosto").... The 15 of August is a big Bank Holiday in Spain and in Italy, and many people have been organising their weekend out and enjoy few days at the beach or countryside. We have rented a nice place in Costa de la Luz and planned to spend the weekend on the beach with few of our friends....
Everything we've done that week end hasn't happened the way we planned it!
Thw wind was so strong we almost got blown away from the beach...
|playa de los alemanes - Zahara de los Atunes|
The Focaccia Barese is the best Focaccia you will ever taste in Puglia, my hometown region - people from Bari also cut the focaccia bread in half and eat it with mortadella and cheese: the result is spectacular!
::Recipe and Proceedings::
500 gr Flour 00
200 gr Strong Flour
500 gr Water
40 gr EVO oil
1 tea spoon of Sugar
30 gr of salt
100 gr boiled potato
1 cube of Yeast
15 cherry tomatoes
We need to mix the "liquid" ingredients first and then add the "solid" ones.
In a bowl, pour the water, the yeast (previously melted in some water), the boiled potato and the olive oil. In order to melt the yeast just pour some warm water on it in a glass and mix it with a spoon (1). The potato has to be smashed before pouring it in the bowl (2).
|melting the yeast|
|smashing the boiled potato|
|ready to rest for 2 hours|
|olive oil in the pan|
|waiting for its topping|
|almost ready for the oven|
|suggestion for topping|
Put the baking pan in the oven for 30 minutes.
Let the Focaccia cool down and cut a slice....ENJOY!
Special thank's to my friend Barbara for the tips she has given me :)
Until next time,