Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Apple Focaccia

Apple Focaccia

This is an easy to prepare and tasty recipe.
At first I thought: Sweet Focaccia?!....
But no, it's not sweet and the fresh Oregano adds that certain something.


250 g flour
dry yeast
5 tablespoons of olive oil
1-2 tart apples
3 tablespoons lemon juice
180g chanterelles or porcini or button mushroom
2 red onions (about 150g)
100g grated mature sheep's or cow's milk cheese
40g butter
3-4 stalks fresh oregano


Mix the flour with 100ml water and the dried yeast. Add some salt and olive oil. Knead dough until smooth . Cover and let rise in a warm place, until the dough has doubled its volume.
Cut the apple into quarters and remove seeds. Divide it then into 12 equal pieces and sprinkle with lemon juice. Now cut the onions in half and split into 1/2- 1 cm pieces. Grade the cheese.
Heat the butter in a pan. Fry mushrooms and onions short on high heat, season with salt and pepper.
Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 40x30 cm .Place it on a baking tray and cover evenly with apple, onion and mushrooms.Sprinkle with cheese.
Preheat the oven, and bake on the lowest rail at 240 degrees Celsius (gas 4-5) for 10-15.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with plucked off oregano leaves.
Season with salt and pepper.


Apple Focaccia

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