A light and chewy bread, topped with cinnamon sugar and fresh peaches. Only slightly-sweet, it can be enjoyed any time of day, and not just for dessert.
- 1 cup water (237 ml)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2-3 cups bread flour (240-360 grams)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar , divided
- 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast (1 package, 7 grams)
- 1 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon , divided
- 2-3 medium peaches , sliced
- Additional olive oil , for brushing
Heat the water and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until it just comes to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes, or until temperature is 120-130°F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, combine 1 cup of the bread flour with the salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, yeast, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Add the water mixture and mix until it forms a wet dough, scraping down the bowl as necessary.
Add the remaining bread flour ¼ cup at a time while mixing until dough clears the bowl and is tacky but doesn't stick to your fingers when touched. Knead for 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place bowl in a greased bowl and turn to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch down dough and knead a few times to remove air bubbles. Shape dough into a rough 14 inch circle on a sheet pan (alternately, shape into 3-4 smaller loaves as pictured in this post), cover, and let rise for an additional 15 minutes. Use your fingers to dimple the dough, pressing your fingers all the way down.
Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Brush the bread with olive oil and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Top with peach slices.
Bake at 375°F until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
Focaccia is best consumed the day it is made, but will keep well wrapped at room temperature for a few days.
Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 295mg, Potassium: 135mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 122IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg