Focaccia Bread Recipe With Cherry Tomatoes, Basil Pesto And Goat Cheese

The Focaccia Bread is a class bread that is flavored with olive oil, olives and herbs. This is one of my favorite bread recipes, which I often make with a combination of with whole wheat flour and all purpose flour and vary the toppings each time. In this recipe, I have used Cherry Tomatoes, Basil Pesto and Goat cheese to make a full bodied Focaccia Bread.  All Purpose Flour (Maida), Whole Wheat Flour, Active dry yeast, Salt, Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Homemade Basil Pesto, Cherry tomatoes, Goat Cheese   1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 tablespoon Active dry yeast 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Honey 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tablespoons Homemade Basil Pesto 1/4 cup Cherry tomatoes , halved 1/4 cup Goat Cheese     30   60     To begin making the Focaccia Bread With Cherry Tomatoes, Basil Pesto And Goat Cheese, we will first get the basil pesto ready. Once you have the pesto ready, we will proceed to make the Focaccia Bread dough.In a large bowl or the bowl of the stand mixer with a hook attachment, add the flour, yeast, salt, oil, honey, pesto and little warm water at a time to make a smooth dough. Knead well for about 5 to 10 minutes until the dough is smooth.Lightly oil the same mixing bowl and place the Focaccia Bread dough in the bowl, cover and let it rise for about 1 hour. Once risen, preheat the oven to 200 C for about 20 minutes. Dust the baking sheet with flour and keep aside.Punch down the risen Focaccia Bread dough and pat and stretch the dough on a floured baking sheet till you get a bread of 1/2 inch thick rectangle or square. Brush the top of the bread with olive oil, place the cherry tomatoes and goat cheese on the top and press it down into the bread. Place the Focaccia Bread in the oven to bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until you notice it has risen has baked through completely.Once baked remove the Focaccia Bread from the oven and allow it to cool a bit before serving.Serve the Focaccia Bread with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil Pesto and Goat cheese warm, along with a Soup and Salad for a delicious weeknight dinner.