Smoked ham focaccia with confit onions

Another focaccia variation, this time using up some left-over hams after Christmas. I used a mixture of Parma and Black Forest ham, taking off the fat and chopping it into smallish pieces. The salty-smokeyness of the hams adds a lovely flavour to the focaccia.

To the main focaccia recipe here, I worked in 130g chopped ham to the dough just prior to its overnight rise in the fridge. The risen dough was then carefully spread out over a very large baking sheet: I used one that just about filled an oven shelf.

A couple of onions, sliced and very slowly cooked in extra-virgin olive oil and thyme in a pan over a low heat, were scattered over the focaccia before baking, adding a subtle sweetness that works well with the ham.


Author: Philip

Finalist on Britain’s Best Home Cook (BBC Television 2018). Published recipe writer with a love of growing fruit & veg, cooking, teaching and eating good food.

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