I remember when I first made this focaccia
recipe in the very early days of my blog. I had no idea how to make focaccia, let alone bread, really. I felt like I was taking a test with this "intermediate" level recipe: Would I pass? Would this bread actually turn out as bread when it was all over? Would they let me graduate (of course, "they" didn't exist, and if my bread failed no one would have known but me, but still, I felt some serious pressure).
So I'm happy to say, being way on the other side of things, that I did pass. And this recipe wasn't so hard after all.
What I love about this Multi-Grain Focaccia with Herbs & Garlic
is how diverse it is. In a single loaf (and you get two out of this recipe!) you get a healthy helping of oats, flaxseeds and wheat flour mixed with savory, fresh herbs, yummy cheese and a sprinkle of sea salt. The serving of olive oil in this recipe is also pretty good for you, too.
Don't be afraid to go out on a limb with this recipe. I know it has a seemingly endless list of weird ingredients (some of which I never used again, but also some that begged me to use them again
in future recipes), but it is so worth it to buy those bags of flaxseeds, oat flour and steel-cut oats from the grocery store.
Once you smell this bread baking in your oven, the cheese bubbling and the herbs emanating their delicious aromas, you'll be glad you decided to take this test -- chances are you too will pass with flying colors. Plus, you have a wonderful Italian loaf
to eat as your reward.
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