Friday, March 5, 2010

HBinFive: 100% Whole Wheat with Olive Oil, part 2

Tonight I had a chance to make the Southwestern Roasted Corn and Goat Cheese Foccacia. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure how this one was going to come out, but I couldn't pass up the chance to use some of the fresh goat cheese I made earlier this week. I didn't feel like bothering to roast ears of corn, so I just used frozen corn kernels. Also, I had planned to use the cooked chicken variation to make a meal of this, but I didn't have any chicken ready and decided to use black beans to bulk it up a little and add some protein to make it a main dish meal. As the book said, I had more sauce than I needed to use so I put some away to use another time. And there definitely will be another time. This bread just kept making the grade for our family. In making the sauce, I used two chili's-can't remember the type-Anaheim, maybe. It was a little spicy, so I didn't give any to the little ones, but Paul, Ivy and I shared the foccacia, and we all loved it. I thought while I was making it that it seemed very pizza like, just with fancier ingredients. I haven't had foccacia before, so I don't know how authentic it really was. The dough made a lovely crust for this and was chewy and delicious.

I just crumbled a bit of the plain goat cheese over this and probably used a bit more than the recipe called for, but I had plenty to work with! The cheese was a bit tangy on its own, but it really blended well with the flavors of the foccacia. I have requests already to make this one again. I'll definitely be revisiting the 100% whole wheat with olive oil dough. It made a nice bread on its own, but our family loved the variations of it even more. I bet it would make a great pizza crust with traditional pizza as well. Time to make some more mozzarella!

I had been undecided over whether to add a second post for this dough, but this variation turned out so yummy that I decided to write it up also. You can see what others did with this dough by visiting the HBin5 Bread Braid hosted at Big Black Dog.


SavoringTime in the Kitchen March 5, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

Your foccacia is beautiful but goat cheese to me is like peas to you ;) What a great compliment you received on your Aloo Paratha! I didn't try that one. It sounds like it was a hit at your home.

Unknown March 5, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

this looks delish!! I didn't get a chance to make mine and I'm trying to decide weather or not I should make another batch of're convincing me to do so

Petra March 6, 2010 at 3:55 AM  

It looks wonderful and the black beans give a nice tad of a different color to the bread as well as being a good source of protein. WEll done.

Leasmom March 6, 2010 at 8:21 AM  

That looks delicious!

Michelle March 6, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

The foccacia with goat cheese, corn and I love your idea of adding black beans. I'd of never thought to add black beans!

Femalechef March 6, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

Looks wonderful............thanks for sharing......

Cathy (Bread Experience) March 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

Your Focaccia looks delicious! I love your choice of toppings.

Judy's Bakery & Test Kitchen March 13, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

You made the goat cheese? Wow!

It all looks so yummy.

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I am a thirty-something mother of two girls and a boy ranging from preschool to middle school. My husband and I keep working and reworking on our goal of raising our family healthier. Our house is a constant work under construction--adding on and remodeling. We're happy to have bought our property a few years ago, but as any homeowners know, owning a home just adds to your list of projects and chores because there's always improvements to be made and maintenance to be done. On our burgeoning homestead, we have chickens, guineas, a few goats, and our most recent additions-rabbits.
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