Quick and easy homemade Strawberry Focaccia which is really easy to make in the oven. Use fresh Florida Strawberries for the best taste
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There is nothing quite like Florida Strawberries! They have a the perfect juicy flavor and a smooth texture that no other strawberry can match.
I can always tell a Florida strawberry with just one bite because it is taste perfection! For this strawberry focaccia recipe, I just find that Florida Strawberries are the perfect match!
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The nutrition value of Florida strawberries legendary! Just 8 strawberries have more vitamin C than one orange. They don’t have cholesterol and they are fat free.
I can eat one whole bowl of it and not feel an ounce of guilt! That bowl of strawberries is going to help me fight cancer and heart disease, too. I like having strawberries in my corner.
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Did you know that Florida strawberries are available fresh from the months of November through April every year! 3 of my local stores always have it in stock during those months.
In fact, demand is so high for these strawberries, that I have seen them restocking it many times during the day. Their popularity is known far and wide.
If your local grocer doesn’t carry them, talk to the store manager. They are always happy to carry delicious Florida strawberries.
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So, what to do with this strawberry focaccia bread?
1) Use it as a dipping bread in my Greek Dipping Oil recipe! Trust me, the strawberry and all the spices makes for a great flavor party in your mouth.
2) Make a bell pepper sandwich that is perfect for a quick lunch!
3) Make a cheese sandwich like my mozzarella cheese sandwich using this strawberry focaccia bread. I haven’t tried it personally, but, I think it will taste amazing. Mozzarella and strawberries always make a great combination.
Strawberry Focaccia Recipe
To Marinate The Strawberries
- 5 pieces Strawberries thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- In a small bowl, add active dry yeast (fast acting), sugar and warm water.
- Mix with a plastic spoon and set it aside for 15 minutes until starts bubbling
- While waiting for the yeast, sieve the flour in a bowl
- Add salt and half of the dried spices. Mix well
- Make a well in the flour and add the yeast water a little at a time
- Mix the dough completely and then knead it for 10 minutes, until smooth.
- The dough should be a little sticky. Rub oil around the dough ball and place it in glass or ceramic bowl
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside
- As the dough rises, punch it down. I punched it down about 2 times in a span of an hour
- After both punch times, knead the dough again and form a ball and cover again
- In a separate bowl, add the remaining oil and spices. Mix well
- Lightly oil a baking tray and place the dough
- Using your finger tips, stretch the dough into the shape of the tray
- Baste the top of the dough with the oil mixture
- Place the baking tray in the oven
- After you put the tray in the oven, prepare the strawberries
- In a bowl, add strawberries and pure maple syrup, set aside
- After the focaccia has been in the oven for 25 minutes, baste the focaccia one more time
- Line the top of the bread with strawberries
- Bake for about 20 more minutes or until the focaccia passes the knife test
- Remove from the oven and let it cool before serving