Archive for January, 2006

Focaccia

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Well I should post something worthwhile, so here’s my Focaccia recipe. What is a Focaccia, you ask? Well, imagine a pizza, but without the tomato sauce and copious amounts of cheese. Instead you get a fluffy flat bread with olive oil, salt and maybe a little cheese.

Ingredients:

Dough:

2 cp High Protein Flour
1 cp Water
1/2 tsp Yeast
1.5 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt

Topping:

1T. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Salt
1T. Fresh Basil

Directions:

1. Basically mix the sugar, yeast and water and let the yeast bloom for about 10 minutes.

2. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl and then add the yeasty water. Kneed it until it passes the windowpane test, and is just barely sticky.

3. Let the dough rise for a half hour then punch it down and kneed the gas out of the dough.

4. Roll it back into a ball and press it in a smooth disk and roll it out into whatever shape of pan you plan on using (in my case a rectangle) and it should be about 1/4 inch thick.

5. Brush the top with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

6. Bake at 475°f for 10 minutes.

7. Sprinkle with Basil, and eat while fresh–it won’t taste nearly as good when it’s cold.