Fig Focaccia #breadbakers

This dimpled Italian flat bread, with a yummy fig and sweet onion topping  is perfectly crisp on the outside, yet soft and chewy in the middle. 


When I saw the theme for this months Breadbakers , I knew exactly what I was going to make. I love that Wendy from A day in the life on the farm, picked Hearty Fall Breads.

I know I have been talking a lot about my friend Lisa and her fantastic 40 year old fig tree, but if it wasn’t for that tree,  I would not have made this fig Focaccia. I think figs scream fall and what better way to enjoy a fresh fig then baked on top of a beautiful loaf of Focaccia bread?


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Fig Focaccia


2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
1 cup water
2 tablespoons white sugar
4 cups flour
1 tablespoon sea salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small vidalia onion sliced thin
10 figs cut in half
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


In a bowl mixer fitted with a dough hook prove the yeast by adding it to the water and sugar. Let it it for 5-10 minutes until it looks foamy. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the flour. Once the flour is incorporated add the sea salt and olive oil. Continue to use the dough hook for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Remove the dough from the mixer and put into a oiled bowl turning to coat all of the dough. Place plastic wrap over bowl and allow to rise until doubled in size about an hour. Remove the dough and place on a greased sheet pan form into a round disk. Allow to rest 15 minutes.
In the meantime put the olive oil in a saute pan and caramelize the onions for about 15 minutes over medium heat.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
Dimple your dough with your fingers. Brush the surface with more olive oil and add the onions and figs to the top of the bread. Bake on the bottom rack for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Let’s take a look at the other Fall Flavors being shared today


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10 Responses to “Fig Focaccia #breadbakers”

  1. #
    Renee — October 13, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Lovely focaccia and so great for fall with the figs.


  2. #
    Georgina Kurian — October 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Vonni your Fig Focaccia sure looks enticing!


  3. #
    Mayuri Patel — October 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    fig focaccia looks so yummy and I love fresh figs.


  4. #
    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm — October 13, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    OH you lucky duck you….a fig tree, how wonderful. I love fresh figs but they are a dollar each when we can get them here in Michigan.


  5. #
    Julie is Hostess At Heart — October 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I just love figs, and wish we had access to a fresh fig tree. This Focaccia looks amazing!


  6. #
    Holly — October 13, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to your post — figs sound delightful for fall and this focaccia is gorgeous!


  7. #
    Robin @ A Shaggy Dough Story — October 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Fresh figs are awesome. Focaccia is awesome. Fig focaccia is awesome squared. Beautiful!


  8. #
    Pavani — October 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    What a lovely looking focaccia. Fresh figs on top look so yummy!!


  9. #
    Mireille — October 22, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I love fresh figs and I am sure this focaccia was the perfect vehicle for them


  10. #
    vgantley — November 7, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Love Focaccia


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