Artichoke Focaccia

Artichoke Focaccia

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup Wilson’s Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 package fast-acting yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more as needed
  • 350 grams artichoke hearts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Wilson’s Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil for dipping

Instructions:

Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Sprinkle the corn flour over the baking paper and set aside.
Place 2 1/2 cups flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a well.
Pour water and 2 tablespoons Wilson’s Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil into well. Sprinkle yeast and salt over the water.
Stir dough together with a spoon. (Dough will be ragged.)
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Add 1/4 cup flour.
Knead dough for 6-8 minutes, adding very small amounts of flour as needed or until dough is smooth, soft and springs back from the touch.
Drizzle a small amount of Wilson’s Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the mixing bowl and place dough in bowl. Turn dough so that it’s covered with the Wilson’s Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise for 30-60 minutes or until doubled in size.

While the dough rises, combine artichoke hearts, rosemary, garlic, 3 tablespoons olive oil and salt to taste in a bowl. Set aside.
When the dough has doubled in size, cut the dough into four even pieces.
On a floured surface, roll each piece into a 6 to 7-inch circle and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Create a few “dimples” with your finger.
Sprinkle each circle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
Place even amounts of the artichoke combination on each of the circles, gently pressing it into the dough.
Cover with the towel and let rise again another 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Serve, dipped in Wilson’s Foods Extra-virgin olive oil or one of our flavoured oils.