Recipe by *Pixie*
I use my bread machine to do all the grunge of making the dough for this recipe. Keeps the kitchen clean too.
Top Review by KitchenManiac
oh man!! This focaccia is INCREDIBLE!!! I divided my dough up into two cookie tray. I didn't have any garlic powder, so I minced up a head of garlic really fine and added it into the bread maker along with the flour and everything else. As for topping, I added some tomato paste, Mirj's Oven-Dried Tomatoes #14681, more minced garlic, some minced onion, mushrooms, and a generous sprinkle of oregano and basil and popped it into the oven. Once the bread was done, I turned off the oven, and just added a couple of thinly sliced processed cheese on the top. Eating it while I am reviewing it...best focaccia ever!! I think I will go home and make another batch, don't think it will last the day. Darn should have brought more to work.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups lukewarm water, plus
- 3 tablespoons lukewarm water
- 5 tablespoons oil (I like safflower)
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon bread machine yeast
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder (optional)
- 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
pick as many or as few add-ons as you want
- diced green onion
- diced tomato
- sliced black olives
- sliced mushrooms
- sliced green pepper
- diced jalapeno pepper
- cooked crumbled bacon
- grated cheddar cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Dough: Put the 1 1/2 cup water in the bread machine.
- Add the other ingredients in this order: sugar, salt, oil, flour, yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and black pepper.
- Place bread machine on dough setting and start.
- Note the amount of time your bread machine will take and set another timer for this amount (or do it manually, I use the timer on my microwave for for this).
- As soon as the dough forms a ball (several minutes) add the 3 tbsp lukewarm water.
- This amount of flour is more than most bread machines can handle, so check every 10 minutes when it is not actively mixing.
- If it's getting too high, just stop the dough cycle and restart it (this is why the other timer is needed).
- At the end of the time (on my machine it is 130 minutes) turn off the bread machine and remove the dough.
- Grease a large pizza pan (or a large rectangular cookie sheet with sides, or 2 small pizza pans) and turn the dough out on it (I usually put a bit of oil or cooking spray on my hands so It doesn't stick to me).
- Spread the dough evenly on the pan, making it higher on the edges of the pan for a crust.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double.
- About 15-20 minutes.
- Toppings: Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano and garlic powder.
- Add as many optional toppings as you wish (invent some if you wish).
- Sprinkle with parmesan.
- Bake until golden about 15-20 minutes at 350°F.