Another focaccia variation, this time using up some left-over hams after Christmas.
I used a mixture of Parma and Black Forest, 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.
Recipe submitted to YeastSpotting