Friday, August 26, 2016

fantastic focaccia bread


  • Servings: 4
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees f/45 degrees c)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided


    Preparation Time: 45 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Ready Time: 2 hrs

  • in a large bowl, dissolve honey and yeast in warm water. let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • add 1 cup flour, salt, and 3 tablespoons olive oil to the yeast mixture. stir until combined and then work in the last cup of flour. knead the dough until smooth, elastic, and soft, about 7 minutes. add only enough flour to keep the dough from being sticky. lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • deflate the dough and turn it out a lightly floured surface. roll out the dough into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. place in greased 9x13 inch pan or baking sheet. cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees f (200 degrees c).
  • poke dimples in the bread and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil on top. bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

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