Focaccia With Cherry Tomatoes & Caramelized Onion Recipe

Focaccia is an Italian version of a flat baked bread similar to that of a thick crust pizza base. It comes in different versions based on the topping which is usually herbs, tomatoes, cheese, or even meat. The dough of a focaccia is so soft that it can be rolled out by just spreading it out with hands and then pricking it with a fork to keep the bread from puffing.  Vivatta Maida, Lukewarm Water, Active dry yeast, Sugar, Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Cherry tomatoes, Rosemary, Parmesan cheese, Red Chilli flakes, Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil   2-1/2 cups Vivatta Maida 1 cup Lukewarm Water 1 tablespoon Active dry yeast 1 teaspoon Sugar , or honey 1 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil For topping 1 Onion , sliced 1 cup Cherry tomatoes , cut in half 1 tablespoon Rosemary 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated 2 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes 1 teaspoon Salt 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil     120   20     To bgein making the Focaccia With Cherry Tomatoes & Caramelized Onion recipe, in a small bowl, mix together yeast, warm water, and sugar. Set aside for 10 minutes until the mixture turns frothy and bubbles appear on the surface. (The water should not be very hot.)In a large bowl, mix together all purpose flour, yeast mixture, salt and olive oil till you get a slack dough like mixture. Use some dry flour and knead the dough for at least 5 to 7 minutes till is smooth. You can also use a cake beater with dough hook attachment to knead the dough.Place the dough in a bowl which is smeared with oil and set aside till it doubles in size. This will take about 45 to 50 minutes or sometimes 1 hour.Preheat the oven to 200 deg C (450 degrees F).Take a flat baking dish (9 by 13 inches). Place a butter paper on it or grease it with oil. Place the dough in the baking dish and flatten it using the palm of your hands, evenly till it reaches and covers all the edges. Poke some dents all over the flatten dough with your fingers. Again set aside for 30 minutes till it puffs up slightly.For topping, heat oil in a pan and fry sliced onion till it is light golden in color. Do not fry too much as it might burn while baking.Top the flatten and puffed dough with caramelized onion, cherry tomatoes, dried herbs, chili flakes, Parmesan cheese, salt and olive oil.Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or till the crust turns golden brown.Remove from oven and let it cool completely. Cut into pieces and serve warm with balsamic vinegar, salsa dip or with a nice gravy.Serve Focaccia With Cherry Tomatoes & Caramelized Onion along with Penne Pasta Arrabiata for your weeknight dinner and enjoy the meal.