I absolutely love mushrooms and bread so this was inevitable! :D I think it turned out delicious but don't take my word for it. Even Toms who usually only likes mushrooms if they are cut into very tiny pieces (weird, I know) loved it.
For the dough
- 400g all purpose flour
- 100g whole wheat spelt flour
- 9 g dried yeast*
- 1 tsp salt
- 390ml of warm water
For the pan fried mushrooms
- 1 big garlic clove
- 160g chanterelles
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Salt and black pepper to your taste
- Oil for cooking
For the garlic oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- Place flour and salt in large bowl and mix. Then add dried yeast and mix again.
- Slowly add water and mix with a fork until dough starts to come together.
- Now knead the dough for 5-10 minutes until you have a smooth dough and it doesn't stick to your hands.
- Leave the dough in a bowl covered with a damp kitchen towel to rise in warm place for 1 hour or until double in size.
- Cut chanterelles in medium size pieces.
- Chop the garlic finely.
- Place mushrooms in the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add garlic, dried thyme, salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes. If any liquid comes out from the mushrooms just cook them until it's gone.
- For the garlic oil - crush the garlic through a garlic press. Place in a small bowl add oil, salt and mix together.
- Take out the dough from the bowl, spread it on greased baking tray with olive oil (mine was 23cm x 33cm).
- Press down the dough with your fingers to create a lot of small dips.
- Cover focaccia with the chanterelles and press them into the dough a bit.
- Spread the garlic oil all over the top with a pastry brush.
- Cover focaccia with a towel and leave it for 30 min for the final rise.
- Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200° C.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
* I used Lacker's Bio Hefe dried yeast. On the packaging, it says that it has to be mixed in with flour not dissolved in water. If you use regular yeast I suggest you use it as described on the packaging or add it to the warm water with ¼ tsp sugar and wait for it to bloom.