Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Easy Focaccia Bread

Focaccia is an traditional Italian flat bread that often has herbs or cheese in the recipe. 

Kathleen Alder- Studio 5 Contributor,, 2/24/2010
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Studio 5 Easy Focaccia Bread

·    3 c. flour
·    1 2/3 c. warm water
·    2 T. sugar
·    1 ½ t. salt
·    ¼ t. yeast

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together until flour is just moistened. Cover tightly and let sit out at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. 

To bake, resist the temptation to stir and just carefully pour out on to a greased cookie sheet. Drizzle about 2T. olive or other oil over the dough and spread dough with a rubber spatula to ¾ inch thickness. Let rise for 15-20 min. Add simple herbs like rosemary or sage, with coarse salt. For another look, add black or green olive slices or thin sliced tomatoes with coarse salt. Bake at 450° for 20 to 25 min.