Pear & Pecan Streusel Focaccia is great for breakfast, brunch or snack-time. Airy, chewy focaccia bread is lightly sweetened with a topping of fresh pears and brown sugar-pecan streusel.
I’m so happy to be working with the folks from Red Star Yeast once again. I’m a big fan of their products and I love the recipes on their website. When I was asked to create an original recipe for them I knew I wanted to make a bread that could be served for breakfast or brunch.
This Pear & Pecan Streusel Focaccia is a cross between a flat bread and a coffee cake. The bread base keeps the whole thing from being super sweet, and I just love the combination of fresh pears and lightly-spiced pecan streusel. The flavor combination would be perfect for a holiday brunch party.
Because the dough can be started the night before, you can enjoy fresh, warm focaccia for breakfast or brunch, and you don’t need to get up before dawn to make it.
I used a packet of Red Star Platinum yeast in the dough. Red Star Platinum Yeast contains dough enhancers which strengthen the dough and make the yeast more active. A stronger dough will give you more “oven spring” because the stable gluten network does a better job of retaining the air bubbles, and a good focaccia is all about the air bubbles, isn’t it?
Watch this video to see how to make Pear & Pecan Streusel Focaccia:
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