In case you missed it, last week I partnered with Windsor Salt and shared a sweet treat when I made this Salted Caramel Puff Pastry. I am switching gears this week and bringing you a delicious savory Caramelized Onion and Olive Focaccia Bread.
Salt has to be the most versatile seasoning you can have in your kitchen. In my pantry I have course, fine, sea, flake and even salt free varieties. And, I use every single one of them in both sweet and savory recipes.
For the caramelized onion and olive focaccia bread I used a recipe for Fabulous Focaccia from the Windor Salt recipe collection and simply put my own spin on it by topping the dough with caramelized onion, sliced olives and a sprinkle of Windsor Course Kosher Salt before baking.
- Prepare the Fabulous Focaccia and set aside to rise
- thinly slice 2 large sweet onions, such as Vadelia, heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat, add onions stirring to coat with the oil. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook and stir occasionally until caramelized
- slice a variety of olives
- After dough has doubled in size, punch down and knead two or three times on lightly floured surface
- Roll either into a circle on a 14″ pizza pan or a rectangle on a half sheet baking pan
- Spread the caramelized onions over the dough followed by the sliced olives
- Finally a sprinkle of course salt before popping it in the oven to bake.
I cut it in big squares to serve at our Mother’s Day dinner, but it makes a perfect appetizer cut into smaller squares.
This was my first ever attempt at making focaccia bread and I am so pleased with how it turned out. The recipe was easy and my favourite part was that it called for hand kneading the dough. If you have been visiting Red Cottage Chronicles often, you might know that the hands on work is my favourite part of baking. Kneading dough is therapeutic, almost meditative. It forces you to slow down and enjoy the process.
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While I was exploring the newly re-designed Windsor Salt Recipe Archives I found all kinds of inspiration. Whether your taste is sweet or savory you will find something you like. Everything from pickling recipes to sweets like Blueberry Caramel Salt Tart!
Check out their recipe page and then come back and tell me in the comments what recipe you want to try first!
Until next time….
*Disclosure Sharing recipes like this Caramelized Onion & Olive Focaccia Bread is what makes my day and rest assured, while Windsor Salt has sponsored this post, the opinions expressed are completely my own.