Friday, May 18, 2012

Focaccia Bread

Do you have any food favorites that you don't know how to say??? At our house...Focaccia Bread is F word bread because none of us know how to say it...but boy do we love the taste of it.

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup water, warm but not hot
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella

Proof yeast by adding sugar to warm water to dissolve and sprinkle yeast on top.  Let sit 5-10 minutes until frothy (spongy looking)

In mixer or large mixing bowl add flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, seasoning, pepper, olive oil. Mix together.

Slowly pour in yeast mixture. Continue mixing until smooth.

I used my kitchenaid with dough hook knead for about 5 minutes.  It should be smooth, soft but not sticky. If you touch it, it shouldn't stick to your fingers.  You can knead by hand until it is the consistency you want.

Lightly oil a bowl and add dough and turn to coat the dough.  Cover with damp cloth and let sit for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450

Press dough into rectangle (about 1/2 in thick) on baking sheet with parchment paper, make sure to leave good indentations in the dough. 

Drizzle with oil and sprinkle on cheese.  
Add extra seasonings if you'd like. 

Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I love, love, LOVE focaccia! I need to be brave and try it for myself one of these days.


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