Quick Caramelised Onion Thyme Focaccia; a no rise, no wait delicious bread with sweet caramelised onions, thyme and parmesan cheese. Perfect with soups, salads or dips.
“WE HAVE A CRISIS” …
is not what I wanted to hear as soon as I got out of the car
Ergh. Really?? I just finished a full day at work, a hard sesh at the gym… do I need to spring into cat mummy mode and head for the vet (my first thought) I didn’t expect the next line-
I have been on bird watch for 2 hours. Ah what? We don’t have a bird…
The story goes that a baby magpie must have fallen from it’s nest. When K got out of the car after work he could hear it crying- although the gardener next door said ‘let nature take its course’- he couldn’t (and I am glad)
After hunting down a neighbour to use their phone (his is lost… a whoooole other story) he called the wildlife rescuers and they told him to build a nest and place it in a tree and the parents would come back to help. Let me tell you, that was the best damn nest… it had layers. Including a windbreak.
With the wind building up, the little birdy nest (with the bird) was swinging in the tree- so we had to climb the tree to tape it’s new nest in place. I spent the next while digging in the garden to find worms… with the rain starting and the clouds rolling in… I abandoned the shovel after it attacked my hand and went digging doggy style…did I mention I spent like 2 hours doing my nails? Yeah well… let’s just say I’m going to have to do em again. Lucky for Sam and her Jamberry nails (love these things… Sam, you are a life saver from crappy chipped nails!)
A few hand fed wormy’s went down the hatch (not mine) and then
organising lunches bird watching from the window to wait for Mummy and Daddy Magies to come back.
So… to the point of my story. It is now like 7.30 and dinner… not done. So… enter quick (delicious) caramelised onion and thyme focaccia… the name even sounds like you slaved away. It is the perfect addition to soups, a hearty salad or (if you are like me) to have with dips and cheese….
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- 1 cup Greek low fat yoghurt
- ¼ cup olive oil (+ extra for cooking)
- 2 cup self raising flour, sifted (+ extra for rolling out)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 large onion- cut in half and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon caramelised balsamic glaze
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees fan forced.
- In a medium bowl place the flour, salt, thyme and cheese. Mix to combine.
- Add the yoghurt and olive oil to the dry ingredients and mix well to form a dough. If needed, add a little extra flour. The dough should be wet and slightly sticky.
- Line a baking tray, dust the dough with flour and roll the dough out until it is approximately 1½ cm thick (although- you can use whatever thickness you like- cooking times will just vary)
- In the meantime, in a small frypan, add about a tablespoon of oil and the onions. Cook on a low - medium heat until the onions are translucent. Add the balsamic glaze and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Once the onions are done, spread them evenly onto the focaccia dough and cook for 10 mins in the oven on 180 degrees. After 10 minutes, turn the heat up to 200 and cook for another 10 minutes. The base should be cooked and the edges golden brown.
- Serve warm.