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Focaccia

A delicious bread - great for beginner bakers or experienced bakers. It's so easy to make that we enjoy focaccia with daily family meals!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water (110ºF.)
  • 2 1/4 t. fresh yeast
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 3 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 T. coarse salt

Topping: Brush with a couple of tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of fresh, chopped rosemary.

Serve with plenty of Balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil!

Instructions

  1. Proof the yeast! In a 2-cup Pyrex® liquid measuring cup, stir the yeast with into the water and sugar; set aside for 5 to 10 minutes; until the mixture bubbles.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the flour, salt, olive oil, rosemary, and yeast mixture. Mix everything until it is thoroughly mixed. Leave it in a warm, draft-free place for one hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 440ºF

  4. Place the dough on a silicone baking mat, placed on a jelly roll pan. Flatten the dough out into an oval shape about 1" thick. Press your fingers into it to leave little holes everywhere. Drizzle with olive oil, chopped rosemary and salt and cover with a clean dish towel; set aside for 20 minutes.

  5. Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown.

  6. Serve with balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.

  7. Enjoy!