Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s recipe of the month… Garden Focaccia!
Our fantastic Garden Focaccia recipe is pizza’s healthy cousin. This recipe is a great activity to get your children involved in the kitchen. It is cheap, simple, fast and tasty. This Garden Focaccia is not only a nutritious snack or side dish but also a true work of art. Let your children get creative with endless design possibilities.
Serves 6 | Preparation Time: 20 mins | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Difficulty: Easy
- Mixing Bowl and Spatula
- Rolling Pin
- Sheet Pan lined with Baking Paper
- 500ml of warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 5 cups of flour
- Flaky sea salt (to sprinkle)
- Olive oil (to drizzle)
- Herbs of choice (to season)
- Vegetables of choice (to garnish)
- Preheat oven to 200 °C.
- Dissolve sugar into warm water.
- Add yeast into the warm water mixture and wait until it activates.
- Combine flour, olive oil and activated yeast and mix evenly to form the dough.
- Knead dough until fully combined. Make sure not to over-knead.
- Rest the dough for 10 minutes until soft to touch.
- Roll out dough into a rectangle with a rolling pin and place on a sheet pan lined with baking paper.
- Make dents on the dough by gently poking with a finger or knuckles.
- Drizzle olive oil generously on the dough.
- Sprinkle sea salt on the dough to your preferred taste.
- Sprinkle herbs of choice to season. A little goes a long way!
- The fun begins here – Decorate with whatever vegetable shapes you like to create your own artwork.
- Although this recipe is delicious on its own, you can choose to sprinkle on some parmesan cheese or diced ham to spice it up! This makes for balanced school lunch, picnic treat or movie snack.
- Our favourite vegetables to put on our focaccia are mini capsicums, onion, cherry tomatoes, olives, parsley and even edible flowers!
At Your local Early Learning Centre, we provide fresh, nutritious and creative meals delivered daily by Kids Gourmet Foods.
Here’s another kid-friendly recipe you might like: Hidden Veggie Lasagne