The princess and the pea

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The Princess and the Pea

Everyone knows the story of the prince who wants to marry a princess, but it is difficult to find a suitable wife. Although he meets a lot of different princesses, none of them seems to be the right one for him. Until this stormy night when a young woman, drenched in rain, knocked on his door to ask for shelter … We probably all know the end of this story …

While in distant countries peas make princesses, we make dishes with!!!

Focaccia with tomatoes

  • 22g Fresh yeast
  • 187g Warm water
  • 300g Flour
  • 5g Sea salt
  • 75g Olive oil
  • Dried Tomatoes
  • Rosemary
  • Salt and pepper

Pea & Feta spread

  • Fresh peas
  • Feta
  • Olive oil
  • Cayenne
  • Salt & pepper

Bacon cut into small dices

Whole peas for the decoration

Shallots

Start with focaccia. Put the fresh yeast into warm water. Then add the water-yeast mixture into the flour and add the salt. Knead the dough and add gradually the olive oil and the dried tomatoes – cut into small slices. Once your dough is homogeneous, store it in a bowl and let double in volume. Meanwhile prepare the pea spread. For that cook the fresh peas in boiling water for a few minutes. Then cut the feta into small pieces, add the peas, the olive oil and the pepper. Mix everything until you get a smooth and homogeneous spread. Season with some salt if necessary. Store the spread in the fridge until using.

When your dough has doubled its volume, knead it again. After spread the focaccia on a baking sheet – fitted with a baking paper – and let rise again for about 45 minutes. Then bake the focaccia in a ventilated oven at 175 ° C for about 30 minutes. When the focaccia gets out of the oven, spread generously (by using a brush) some olive oil the surface of your bread. Before serving, fry some bacon (cut into small slices) and shallots in a trickle of olive oil and serve still hot with focaccia and cream of pea…

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