Making bread is so great fun! Focaccia is an Italian bread made with fresh rosemary and extra-virgin olive oil. It is delicious with chicken, fish, and pasta dishes.
In a 2-cup Pyrex® liquid measuring cup, add the water, yeast and sugar. Stir to combine; set aside for 10 minutes, until the mixture is foamy.
In the bowl of an electric mixture, add the flour, salt, olive oil, rosemary, and the yeast/water mixture.
With the dough hook, combine until the mixture is smooth, gently stirring the sides; knead for 3 to 4 minutes.
Lightly oil a large bowl, add the dough, turn to coat, and cover with a clean kitchen towel; set aside for one hour.
Turn the dough out on a Silpat®-lined jelly roll pan. Press your fingers into the dough to leave holes everywhere. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and chopped rosemary. Cover with a clean dish towel; set aside for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 440ºF.
Bake the Focaccio for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!