Peperoncini Focaccia Bread#BreadBakers

It's  posting time for  February Bread Bakers Event " Catch up Theme"  and our  Host is Pavani Nandula.
In 2016 August - Peppers was the theme, could not participate in this event. Made this Focaccia Bread with Peperoncini and Red Bell peppers which was to be done for the event. 

Peperoncini is a type of mild, green chilly pepper with a yellowish tint, here these are called Gol Mirch. These are my Homemade Pickled Peperoncini, it's preserved in vinegar. These chilles are not spicy and give a distinctive taste to the bread.   The method of pickling them is same recipe is as This
I have posted a recipe of Focaccia Caprese
For today's recipe I, used more than 1/3 cup of pomace olive oil for kneading the dough. I know you will say that's a lot of oil, but, trust me, make this bread and you will love it. My hubby enjoyed this bread and loved the taste of olive oil in it, who otherwise does not like so much of oil in anything that you serve him. This bread was so delicious and pretty to look at. 
For the Dough
1 Teaspoon Instant yeast
A Pinch Sugar
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Pomace Olive Oil
250 ML Water - more or less
For the Topping

2 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Red Bell Pepper
2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the final drizzle
4 -5 Peperoncini - sliced
To Make the dough

Place in the yeast, sugar, flour, salt, into the bowl and mix well. Gradually add water and 1/4 cup oil knead until you have a wet sticky dough. Take it on to a generously oiled work surface, oil your hands and with a bench scrapper keep on folding the dough , till you get a smooth and soft dough ( this dough will be sticky so do not any flour). Then place it in a well oiled bowl turning the dough around so that it is coated with oil. Cover it using a damp cloth and let it rise till it doubles in volume.

Drain all the water from Peperoncini and slice it. Keep it aside. 

Take a rectangular pan 9 x 7 inches grease it with olive oil well. Punch down the dough and place the dough on to the pan and with press it till the sides of the pan. 
Make dimples and arrange the sliced peperoncini, bell peppers and sprinkle rosemary, drizzle generously with pomace olive oil and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
Bake at 200 degrees C for about 20 to 25 minutes till it is done ( start to leave the sides of pan) and is beginning to turn golden brown on top.
Once the Focaccia is out from the oven, drizzle generously over it Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
 Take it out from the pan and place it on to a cooling rack. 
When cooled sliced it and enjoy. 
Fresh from the oven this is absolutely divine.

Labels : Breads, Bread Bakers, Peppers, Red Bell Pepper, Peperoncini, Focaccia, Olive Oil, Healthy, Breakfast
This month, we are catching up on old ‘Bread Bakers’ themes we missed out on. Our host of the month is Pavani at Cook's Hideout. Check out what the Bread Bakers have baked up.

Adjaruli Khachapuri from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Big Batch Dinner Rolls from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Breudher Cake from Passion Kneaded
Coriander Garlic Pull apart Bread from Sara's Tasty Buds
Cranberry English Muffins from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Eggless Oats Banana Bread from Gayathri's Cook Spot
Fig Jam Friands from All That's Left Are the Crumbs
Garlic Cheese and Herbs Pull Apart Bread from Ambrosia
Herbed Wholewheat Garlic Knots from Sizzling Tastebuds
Keema Naan from The Schizo Chef
Peperoncini Focaccia Bread from Sneha's Recipe
Savory Almond Meal Bread from Palatable Pastime
Sourdough Cinnamon Buns from Baking Sense
Steamed Apple Date Bread from Food Lust People Love
Vegan Gluten-free Banana Bread from Cook's Hideout
Whole Wheat Palak Naan from Cook with Renu
Yeasted Lemon Bundt Cake from Anybody Can Bake
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. That looks like a work of art! Such pretty colors!

  2. Don't those colors look pretty on the bread! Great take on the peppers theme.

  3. Your focaccia looks so colorful and pretty with peppers, pepperoncini and herbs on top. Focaccia looks soft and fluffy. Good one Sneha.

  4. I love how colourful this is. Great focaccia, Sneha!

  5. What a beauty, Sneha! At first glance it looks like stained glass. So pretty!

  6. I love the little kick of heat here!

  7. what a pretty and colorful focaccia and those are one of my favorite type of peppers!

  8. we love foaccaia in all forms, and this is a great topping , Sneha ! glad your family liked it too

  9. Hello Sneha, your focaccia looks so colourful and inviting. It is a burst of flavours!