Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Focaccia Bread

Since I wrote Monday about how very much I love Mr. U, I thought that I would share one of his FAVORITE recipes today!!!

According to Wikipedia, focaccia is a flat bread topped with spices and other products, which is related to modern pizza. The basic recipe is thought by some to have originated with the Etruscans or ancient Greeks.

Mr. U loves this with grilled chicken and big salad. Make sure it's fresh out of the oven so that all the cheese is really stringy. YUMMMYY!!!

Focaccia Bread

2 3/4 c all purpose flour
1 t salt
1 t sugar
1 packet of active dry yeast
1 t garlic powder
1 t oregano
1/2 t dried thyme
1/2 t basil
1 dash black pepper
1 T olive oil
1 cup water
2 T olive oil
4 T grated asiago cheese
2 c shredded mozzarella

1. In large bowl, stir together flour, salt, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil, and black pepper.
2. Mix in 1 T o. oil and water
3. When dough has pulled together, turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
4. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, and turn to coat with oil.
5. Cover with damp cloth and let rise in warm place 25 min.
6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
7. Punch dough down, place on greased baking sheet.
8. Pat dough into 1/2 inch thickness.
9. Using your knuckle, make indentations in the dough about 1/2 " apart, then prick dough with fork.
10. Brush top with olive oil, then sprinkle with both cheeses.
11. Bake for 13-15 min until golden.

3 comments:

Susan said...

UMMM!! This sounds so yummy!

amerimeximadre said...

I love focaccia bread! I will have to try your recipe. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Here is my favorite thing to dip the bread in... Olive oil infused with dried garlic, parmesan Cheese, dried crushed red peppers,dried basil, dried rosemary, dried onions, black pepper, salt, chopped sundried tomatoes. The longer it sits in the oil the better the flavor, keep it in glass container and its also decorative on your counter.

amerimeximadre said...

I love focaccia bread! I will have to try your recipe. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Here is my favorite thing to dip the bread in... Olive oil infused with dried garlic, parmesan Cheese, dried crushed red peppers,dried basil, dried rosemary, dried onions, black pepper, salt, chopped sundried tomatoes. The longer it sits in the oil the better the flavor, keep it in glass container and its also decorative on your counter.

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