Monday, April 22, 2013

Easy Foccacia Bread

I have made this recipe twice in two weeks! Really this is such a quick, easy, delicious bread recipe. I know we should have eaten it with an italian meal, but we haven’t done that either time! We even used this bread as the buns for our burgers yesterday! It is just so easy and when I didn’t have anything on hand for burgers this was the first thing that came to mind. O yummy I think I’ll go grab the leftovers now!

Easy Foccacia Bread

1 ½ cups warm water
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp dry yeast
4 cups flour
2 tsp kosher salt
¼ cup olive oil
Focaccia Topping
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
¼ tsp coarse salt
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

For the focaccia bread, in the bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle dry yeast over and let stand until yeast dissolves, about 10 minutes. Add flour, salt and ¼ cup olive oil. Turn mixer on low and when the dough starts to come together, increase speed to medium and mix until dough is smooth and elastic about 8 minutes. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and form dough into a ball. Oil a large bowl add dough turning to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425ºF. Coat two 9-inch round pans with a little olive oil. Punch dough down, divide in two and using your fingertips, press the dough into each of the prepared pans. Cover with a cloth and let dough rise 20 minutes more. Drizzle each pan of dough evenly with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Use a pastry brush to spread it. Sprinkle with salt and rosemary. Press fingertips all over dough, forming indentations. Bake 17 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.

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Serves 6

1 comment:

Carole said...

Love Focaccia! I usually let them bread machine mix the dough for me, but this looks pretty simple. Thanks for sharing the recipe.