Keeping this in view, what is Paul Hollywood favorite bread?
He may be an artisan baker, but Paul always keeps a load of sliced white bread in his bread bin as he claims it makes the best bacon butty!
Also question is, what makes a focaccia a focaccia?
Focaccia is basically a yeasted flat bread. This is why it is also known as Italian flat bread. The dough of a focaccia is flavoured with olive oil and can sometimes be topped with herbs, vegetables and other toppings. Just like pizza dough, focaccia dough is made with flour, oil, water, yeast and salt.
How do you make focaccia Jamie and Gennaro?
Paul’s advice is to always use bread flour (called “strong flour” in Britain) when making bread. Are you measuring flour correctly?
It’s vital to stop mixing at the first signs of over-kneading, as a fully over-kneaded dough cannot be fixed. Over-kneaded dough will also tear more quickly, as the gluten strands in the dough have become so tight they easily break under pressure.
Good choices for toppings are: olives, roasted tomatoes, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, anchovies, Calabrian chili peppers, and herbs. Finish it with a drizzle of good olive oil. A well seasoned slice of focaccia is great with a salad too.
Can you overproof focaccia? Yes, if you let the dough proof too long then the gluten structure will get weak and the bread will collapse when you bake it.
Benefits for your figure and your health
Compared to toast, croissants and biscuits, focaccia has a greater satiating power. “It does not contain simple sugars like sucrose, the classic white sugar, which promotes blood glucose spikes responsible for sudden hunger pangs.
The name focaccia derives from the Roman “panis focacius,” meaning “hearth bread”, referring to the fact that focaccia was traditionally baked in coals in Roman times. Its recipe back then consisted of rough flour, olive oil, water, a very small quantity of yeast, and salt, and was probably quite plain.
Just like pizza dough, ACE Bakery® focaccia is made with flour, oil, water, yeast and salt. But, focaccia is made with more yeast than pizza dough, which allows it to rise more and become a fluffier and more bread-like loaf. Focaccias are also usually punctured before baking, which preserves more moisture.