3 Reviews

This makes a DELICIOUS bread and the only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because I had a problem with the amount of flour given. First of all, my bread machine only kneads once during the dough only setting (which I only discovered preparing this recipe) so I was unable to follow the instruction in step 3. When I took the dough out of the machine when it was finished, what I had was a very liquid slurry; to be fair, you do instruct to add more flour if necessary, but I estimate I added about 3/4 to 1 cup more to make it workable. At this point I despaired that it would ever rise, but after about 1 1/2 hours, it did (and did even more during the baking). So the only problem, I think, was the amount of flour given in the ingredients list (I've since done some looking at other focaccia recipes and discovered that for the amount of water given in this recipe, 1 cup, they generally call for 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour, and only a couple TBS of oil). I'm certainly not going to suggest that anyone add more flour in at the beginning because I haven't tried that yet, and I DO NOT want to put anyone off trying this because it is VERY TASTY and makes lovely bread; I'm just saying be prepared to add in quite a bit more flour, and don't panic :) Thanks for posting, Judy!

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FlemishMinx April 02, 2005

I've been on a Judy from Hawaii roll lately, and am glad I found this recipe! I don't have a bread machine so mixed the dough up in my Kenwood and finished the kneading off by hand. I used fresh basil and some dried za'atar for the topping. The dough didn't shrink too much and behaved very nicely. I'm going to try this again, once with roasted red peppers and another time with onions. Can't wait! Shaloha Judy!

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Mirj March 24, 2004
Focaccia (Bread Machine)