Take-out Tuesday, Figgy Bleu Focaccia with Bleu & Grapes

I rarely make bread, but this is an exception… I keep the recipe taped inside one of my cabinets for easy reference because I love to make this

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This focaccia recipe has endless possibilities, my newest version is topped with fresh figs, grapes and bleu cheese

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This focaccia bread is so easy you can make it while you’re painting pumpkins

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Stir honey into warm water to dissolve and then sprinkle the yeast on top

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Let this set for 5-10 minutes while you add the finishing touches to your pumpkin

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Stir flour into proofed yeast and cover your hands with olive oil. Knead to form dough, just a few minutes should do it

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Place dough in an olive oil coated bowl and turn to coat on all sides

Cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise, 45-60 minutes

Plenty of time for more decorating!

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Coat your hands with oil and work dough into an even flat rectangle on a baking sheet, coating the top surface lightly with oil

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Top with sliced fresh figs

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Sprinkle with crumbled bleu cheese and grape halves and bake at 400 for about 20 minutes

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Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and return to oven just to melt

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Sprinkle with fresh parsley

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Cut into squares or rectangles to serve

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This bread is fantastic with fresh rosemary too

Figgy Bleu Focaccia with Grapes

  • Servings: varied
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 1/2 cups flour

1 cup warm water

1 T honey

1 pkg active dry yeast

1 T kosher salt

olive oil

6 fresh figs

16-20 red grapes

3 oz quality bleu cheese

2 oz freshly grated Parmesan

fresh parsley for garnish

Combine water with honey in a large bowl and stir to dissolve.  Sprinkle yeast over and let sit 5-10 min until foamy

Add salt, olive oil and flour and stir until dough forms.  Turn out onto a floured board.  Wash bowl and pour in another T or so of OO and use fingers to oil the inside surface.  Stick your oily fingers into the flour and knead the bread about 5 min, adding flour as necessary to the board to prevent sticking.  Place the dough into the oiled bowl, cover with a towel and place in a warm spot to rise, about 30 min or until it’s about double

Oil a baking sheet and place dough on it, stretching and flattening until rectangular shaped, and covering the baking sheet.  Make evenly spaced indentations with your finger tips, about 1 inch apart. drizzle bread with more OO.  Top with figs, grapes and bleu cheese

Let rest while preheating oven to 415 degrees

Bake for 15 minutes or until just golden.  Remove from oven and turn oven off.  Sprinkle with more Parmesan  and return to oven for 1-2 minutes until cheese has melted.

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Here is a similar recipe, using store bought pizza dough and fig jam, Figgy Bleu Pizza with Pears and Bacon here

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For another version of Easy Focaccia Bread with caramelized onions and roasted garlic click here

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Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy!

Cut any of these breads into small bite size squares for some wowza appetizers!

For another printable version of Figgy Bleu Focaccia with Bleu & Grapes click here

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Comments
13 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Figgy Bleu Focaccia with Bleu & Grapes”
  1. Mary says:

    Oh this looks wonderful Jenna! We love fresh figs and pairing them with the blue cheese is fantastic so I know your focaccia recipe is a winner! Love your pumpkin painters and artists in the making too 🙂

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  2. Lynn says:

    I’ve been looking for a tried and true focaccia dough recipe, I’ll give yours a try! Your helpers look like they’re having a great time:@)

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  3. This is definitely a keeper! We love focaccia!

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  4. Kathleen says:

    It looks delicious, Jenna. The kids are adorable!

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  5. Mmm … this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing:)

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  6. Miz Helen says:

    Looks like you have a very special little helper for your delicious Focaccia. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Shauna says:

    Maybe I’m overlooking it, but I can’t find any mention of how much water to mix with the yeast.

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