Focaccia with mascarpone cheese


These little focaccias are excellent for breakfast with honey or as a snack with Nutella as they are very soft and tender. The addition of mascarpone cheese makes them fresh the day after and gives them a delicate flavor of milk.

Focaccia with mascarpone cheese
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 2h 40m


For 4 Person(s)


  • 7 g active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 75 ml warm water
  • 500 g Manitoba flour or bread flour
  • 200 g Mascarpone cheese
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 150 ml (about) warm water

Focaccia with mascarpone cheese Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast with 75 ml of water and 2 teaspoons of brown sugar. Set aside for 5 minutes.

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  2. In a bowl mix the flour with the salt. Add the mascarpone cheese, olive oil, yeast and start mixing while adding the warm water.

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  3. Stir in all the water, knead the dough for about 10 minutes by hand until it becomes very elastic. Put it in a bowl brushed with oil, cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and put asside in a warm place for 2 hours or until the dough have doubled the volume.

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  4. Deflate the dough. Divide into 8 equal parts. Shape the dough into balls and transfer them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (leave large spaces between them). Press gently the balls with your lightly floured hand to create discs about 1 cm high. Prick the focaccia with your fingers, cover with a cotton cloth and let rise for another 40 minutes.

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  5. Brush the focaccias with olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 20 - 25 minutes or until they are golden. Take out from the oven and allow to cool on a rack.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
These were the softest foccacia I have ever eaten. 5 stars! :D - Joan Liam

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