Sunday, 12 August 2012

sundried tomatoes,garlic and olive focaccia and box

 Hi............this poor thing has been sitting in my draft for AGES!!!!!!!!!!Only because I completely forgot to take the pics of the uncut....baked focaccia......and uh...this happened a couple of times....but now...finally the day has dawned when I can put this post up.....................I'm also attaching some pics of a recycled box that I have done for snehal's event.....those guys are really good(crafters all of them!),this is just my humble attempt ...please don't judge me!
The sundried tomatoes I had sitting in my pantry,I had done those when the sun was nice and shiney(as opposed to now,when it can't make up its mind!)You can see it  here lazy-cooks-sun-dried-tomatoes.html.
INGRDS 2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp
5 cloves of garlic finely chopped

10 black olives stoned and finely chopped
1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
150 ml lukewarm water
5 tablepoons olive oil
sundried tomatoes chopped
3 olives chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1.Mix together everything except the topping ingrds,make a well in the centre add the olive oil and mix thoroughly to form a soft dough.
2.Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 mins.Put the dough into an oiled bol and leave to prove for at least an hour.
3.Turn out the dough and knead lightly again.Roll out into an oval shape,about 1/2 cm thick .
4.Place the dough on a greased baking sheet,cover and leave to prove for 30 mins.

5.Pre heat the oven..........make indentations all over the top with your finger tips.......put the chopped tonatoes and olives and half the olive oil on top.Bake at 200 deg C for 25 mins...........transfer to a wire rack and spoon the remaining olive oil on top...........excellent when eaten fresh out of the oven....the next ay is going to see this get a little hard(but still good.....treat like a salty rusk!)
Now onto my little handmade box..... which is going to snehal's event at snehalscreations.blogspot...this is made with recycled stuff.....the box is what we buy act 11 popcrn in,the covering(?)is a handmade paper bag..which I cut up,the lid  and the rust coloured flowers had been donated by my friend and neighbour manisha(thank you sweetie)and all the embellisments have been taken from my daughters stash(love you darling!)....hmm....oh yeah..the effort is mine.


  1. Wow ...i am so touched and honoured by your gesture of making a box and entering it at my challenge...and the Focaccia looks your other food stuff

  2. Lovely puffed & soft focaccia ..You are good at crafts too,Simran..Box looks very good!

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  3. I am sure that must have tasted amazing, I love Focaccias, there is a lot of room to experiment...

  4. Lovely box and lovely bread!

  5. Hi! Fauji wife r u ? Well I am. Great to meet.What fundu cooking. Im going to try this bread. My husband will jump with joy when its out of the oven

  6. you pulled off focaccia so beautifully:-)

  7. Yummy recipe and lovely box :)

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  8. your craft work is really good and bread too looks good

  9. wow..focaccia at home! You are the box:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  10. excellent this focaccia and love the box too!

  11. Great combo and so yum! That box looks cute too..

  12. Nice bread and the box is amazingly are really talented.

  13. this focaccia looks amazing! I'm so tempted to reach for it

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