Turns out, Tik Tok isn’t just for teens and brands. No matter what kind of hobbies you’re interested in, you’re bound to find your own individual niche in no time and have your For You Page (or ‘FYP’) filled with all of your favorite types of content!
Lately, there seems to be a ton of content centered on the art of bread-making. In fact, a lot of this started back with the onset of quarantine. Suddenly people found themselves stuck in their house with little to keep them busy, so a lot of people turned to social media for entertainment, both as consumers and creators! Bread enthusiasts began to sweep platforms like Tik Tok, Instagram, and more with relaxing and appealing videos of the processes of making various types of breads. It is kind of hard to explain why it is so mesmerizing to watch, but basically the science and art behind bread-making is so interesting that people have been tuning in regularly ever since!
In more recent times, focaccia bread seems to be having a special moment in the algorithm and honestly, it’s no surprise! Focaccia is an Italian bread that is characterized by its unique texture, achieved by creating air pockets and dimples in the dough before baking. It’s so versatile and can be customized in so many ways, making it a fun project for bakers and viewers alike!
With the ‘Focaccia Bread’ topic having over 466 million views on Tik Tok, it’s definitely an understatement to say people are liking it! Here are a few examples of the kind of entertaining and relaxing focaccia content that can make it’s way onto your FYP and have you adding some extra yeast and flour to your own grocery list!
@tomatoesinsummer Part 2! Made with pesto, olives, garlic, and love ❤️ #focaccia #sourdough #sourdoughfocaccia ♬ love – 🎥
@baked.by.alice Garden focaccia decoration 🌷 #sourdough #focaccia #sourdoughbread #calmingvibes #therapeutic #baking #bakingtherapy #focacciaart #gardenfocaccia ♬ La Vie En Rose – Emily Watts
After seeing videos like those time and time again, we couldn’t resist giving it a try ourselves! We are so excited to share our experience making focaccia bread with you here on our blog, but if you’d like to be one of the first to see it on Tik Tok, give us a follow @tableandthyme.co or by visiting our Tik Tok here! Meanwhile, let’s explore how we made some delicious rosemary and grape focaccia!
When it comes to making some great focaccia, it’s pretty hard to go wrong, even for a beginning. The best way to make it have an outstanding flavor is to experiment with the toppings until you have exactly what you’re looking for! That’s because the main component of the bread, the dough or crust, doesn’t change much from recipe to recipe. Really, it’s the toppings that are going to make or break your bread!
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For our focaccia, we opted for an earthy and sweet combination that would still highlight the flavor of the dough the most. Rosemary and grape are a perfectly matched duo with a mild flavor and it also looked and smelled even more incredible than we could’ve ever anticipated!
And, we figured out a way to make focaccia even easier! Yup, there’s lifehacks in bread-making! Opting for pre-made pizza dough is a great way to make stress-free focaccia that still tastes and looks just as good as homemade, and here’s the proof! Aside from the toppings all you need is some olive oil and you’re all set to get your focaccia cooking!
Once you’ve got your oven preheated to the appropriate temperature (we went with 375°F), begin prepping your bread by greasing a baking pan and spreading your dough in a stretch, thin layer. Flip the sheet of dough to coat the opposite side, then get ready for the fun! From here, use your fingers to poke dimples all over the dough. You can add as many or as little as you want, but try to be pretty generous. This allows for the consistency of the bread to be fluffy and airy while still having full bodied flavor after baking!
Place your grapes into some of the dimples and gently press them down to ensure they won’t be slipping and sliding as you move and transport your focaccia from place to place.
With some fabulous flair, sprinkle fresh rosemary springs across the focaccia in an even layer. You want each bite to have a balanced flavor, so try not to skimp on the corners and to have a good ratio of rosemary to grapes.
Finally, sprinkle your bread with a pinch of salt and place it in the oven for 25-30 minutes. You’ll notice the color of the bread shift to a lovely golden brown, but you’ll also be able to smell your creation as it nears the end of its baking time. Once it’s ready, let it cool for a few moments before dishing it out!
Perfect as a snack, appetizer, or gift, this focaccia is as tasty as it is easy to make!
We hope you enjoyed our recipe for rosemary and grape focaccia bread. If you tried it out or felt inspired to try out your own focaccia recipe, be sure to let us know by sharing your experience with us on social media! Be sure to follow us on all of our socials and check in with our weekly blog on a regular basis to stay up to date with all things Table & Thyme!
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