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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Last year - 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Chive Blossom Focaccia


As I mentioned in a previous post, our Chives blossomed like crazy this year! So it only seemed right that we go a little Chive Blossom crazy. I added them to salads, pasta, Chive Blossom Vinegar, and of course focaccia. If you've never tasted a chive blossom you're in for a treat, they have a delightfully floral, light oniony flavor. The perfect flavor for this crispy, light and airy summer focaccia!

Chive Blossom Focaccia

Cooking for Kishore

Chive Blossom FoccaciaIngredients

  • 12 Chive Blossoms, cleaned
  • 3.5 cups Unbleached AP Flour
  • 1.5 cups Warm Water
  • 1 Tbsp Instant Yeast
  • 6 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1.5 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Chives, Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the Chive blossom directly below the flower, clean in cool water to remove any dirt or insects and set aside. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" glass pan with about 2 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Combine flour, instant yeast, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp olive oil and water, mix well until you get a sticky batter. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, spread it to the corners evenly, cover the pan with plastic wrap, and let it rise at room temperature for 60 minutes. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375F.
  3. Poke the dough all over with your fingers, making sure to hit the bottom of the pan. Place your cleaned chive blossoms equally on top, sprinkle with the chopped chives, and sea salt. Then drizzle it with olive oil. Bake until it's golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Yield: Makes 1 - 9" x 13" pan
Prep Time: 70 mins.
Cook time: 30 mins.
Total time: 100 mins.
Tags: chive blossom focaccia, instant yeast focaccia, chive blossom bread, easy focaccia recipe, what to do with chive blossoms,

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