Friday, May 4, 2012

New Recipe...

Focaccia Bread

Olive Oil with crushed red peppers for dipping...

You can see the herbs in the bread...

I also have one of these that has olive oil with garlic in it!  YUM!

Our new favorite bread...  Recipe below...

Focaccia Bread

First step Wet Ingredients:
I put this in a 2 cup measuring cup:
1 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 pkg dry yeast (1 tablespoon)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Second step Dry Ingredients: 
In a separate large bowl:
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 pinch black pepper

Topping ingredients:
Sprinkle of salt to taste
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese

Note:  I used romano and cheddar, it's what I had...and I just grated it on til it looked right...
have a little extra olive oil to use for coating the pan and the dough...

First step:
Heat 1 cup water to 110 degrees, use a thermometer...
Stir in 1 teaspoon sugar, then dissolve 1 pkg (1 tablespoon) dry yeast and let sit for 10 min til foamy.  Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1  tablespoon vegetable oil to this mixture.

Second step: 
Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until it comes together.  Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until it becomes smooth and elastic.  Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil.  Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 20 min.

Third step:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Punch dough down; place in 9" x 13" oiled pan or if you want it thicker, put in a 9" x 9" pan.  Brush top with olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt to taste, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.  Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or til golden brown. 

Fourth step:
Serve warm, dipped in the seasoned oil, and enjoy.

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean


Anonymous said...

This looks so delicious and I bet the house smells wonderful while it is baking!

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

Hi Jean that looks so yummy I bet it is great!! TY for stopping by my Thursday post and leaving such an encouraging word it was just what I needed now to get back to cleaning lol

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thanks, Jean, for the delicious sounding (and smelling, I bet) recipe. WHEN I get my kitchen back, I think I'll try it..Happy Friday..Judy

Lady Jane said...

OK I have to try this... It looks yummy... I bet Maple Lane is right the house must smell great. See ya tomorrow.... Cant wait...