How To Make Caramelized Onion Focaccia with Goat Cheese
This onion focaccia is a classic Italian flatbread, and this version serves a sweet-savory mix of caramelized onions, soft goat cheese, and earthy rosemary!
In a large bowl with a wooden spoon or in the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer, combine water, yeast, and honey; stir to dissolve.
Let stand for about 5 minutes, until foamy. Add oil and salt to the yeast mixture.
With a spoon or with mixer on low speed, gradually add 2½ cups of flour until a soft dough forms. Slowly add remaining flour until dough just begins to pull away from sides of bowl.
Remove the dough from the bowl and knead by hand on a lightly floured surface for about 8 minutes, until smooth and elastic; add more flour as needed to keep dough from sticking
Or keep the dough in the bowl, change to a dough hook, and increase speed to medium; knead for about 5 minutes, until smooth and supple.
Form the dough into a ball and place in a large, lightly greased bowl; turn to coat.
Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in volume.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes, until onions are golden brown. Cool.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease an 11×17-inch jelly-roll pan; punch down the dough and pat it into the pan.
If dough pulls back from edges, cover loosely with greased plastic wrap, let stand for 5 minutes, then pat out again.
Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes, until almost doubled.
Using fingertips, dimple the surface of the dough. Arrange the onions over top, then sprinkle with goat cheese, rosemary, and remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper. Lightly drizzle with olive oil.
Bake in the lower third of oven for about 25 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool.
Serve and enjoy!
- Calories: 234.39kcal
- Fat: 10.21g
- Saturated Fat: 3.25g
- Trans Fat: 0.08g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 5.32g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.98g
- Carbohydrates: 28.99g
- Fiber: 2.15g
- Sugar: 1.52g
- Protein: 7.04g
- Cholesterol: 8.54mg
- Sodium: 234.56mg
- Calcium: 25.39mg
- Potassium: 108.52mg
- Iron: 1.84mg
- Vitamin A: 38.22µg
- Vitamin C: 2.11mg
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