Sunday, August 11, 2013

Blueberry-Mango Focaccia

Welcome as slave starts the special:
The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes”
Fourteen special dishes created and designed as a tribute for my Master Indy. These will be presented every day for two weeks leading up to my second anniversary serving Master.


A multi-purpose: appetizer / breakfast bread / desert / snack

  • 3 packages Pizza dough mix (12 inch size)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 pkg frozen Mangoes thawed
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries Well rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1/2 Cup dried cranberries- raisin mixture
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons small fresh basil leaves (optional)
1. Prepare the fruit in large bowl. Gently mix the mangoes and blueberries with 3 tbs sugar and the cinnamon. Cover and sit in refrigerator while you work on the dough.

2. In a medium bowl prepare the 3 packages of pizza dough mix. Turn out onto a lightly-floured surface and knead until it is nearly smooth but still slightly sticky (about 3 minutes).

3. Coat a jelly roll pan with ½ cup olive oil.
This may seem excessive, but focaccia is an oily crusted bread. This is why it is soooooooooo delicious!.
Put the dough onto the jelly roll pan and begin pressing it out to fit the size of the pan. Turn the dough over to coat the other side with the olive oil. Continue to stretch the dough to fit the pan. As you are doing so, spread your fingers out and make finger holes all the way through the dough.

Yes, this is strange. But when the dough cooks it will create the characteristic craggy looking focaccia. If you do not make the actual holes in the dough, the finished product will be very smooth.
Put the dough in the warm place while you preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

4. Drain the fruit well. Arrange peaches and blueberries atop dough in pan. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt. In a small bowl stir together 1 tbsp. olive oil and the vanilla. Drizzle over focaccia.
5. Bake about 30 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with basil just before serving. Makes 24 servings.
Cut with a pizza cutter.
Great for breakfast,
or anytime during the day as a companion for coffee,
Even will substitute for a quick dessert.

This all day, multi-purpose winner is the perfect dish to start slave's tribute to my All Day, Multi-Purpose Magnificent Master Indy!


To satisfy and restore. To nourish, support and maintain. To gratify, spoil, comfort and please, to nurture, assist, and sustain …..I cook!

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