Recipe by James J Cordeiro
I make this bread frequently at Wendel's (www.wendelsonline.com). It really is a great bread. Everyone calls it Focaccia bread but really it isn't. I adapted it from a recipe I used as the Baker at Langley Earls. Hope you like it.
Top Review by Rebecca Salem
This bread is a wonderful served with a saucer of your best olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping along side a simple tomato soup and/or assorted greens salad. Top off your meal with a glass of chianti-classico and you have a delightful light supper or hearty lunch. Be sure to invite your friends as this is a very BIG loaf indeed!
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 cups gluten flour
- 1⁄2 cup dried herbs (thyme, rosemary, and oregano)
- 1⁄4 cup sun-dried tomato
- 2 tablespoons instant yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 4 cups water
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cornmeal
- nonstick cooking spray
Directions See How It's Made
- Add all dry ingredients to a mixer bowl or to a food processor with bread attachment in place.
- Mix dry ingredients on low speed for about two minutes.
- Measure out warm water and oil into a bowl or measuring cup and at both to the dry as it mixes for another two minutes on low speed.
- After two minutes increase your mixers speed to medium for another six minutes.
- Dust counter top with flour, on the counter form dough in to a ball and let it proof covered for about 10 minutes.
- Spray the edges of your baking sheet, place baking paper on surface without allow any wrinkles, and sprinkle evenly with corn meal.
- After the dough has proofed for ten minutes spank it flat to force out any air bubbles.
- Place dough on baking sheet and roll out until it is about an inch thick or until it is an inch from all sides of the sheet.
- Poke the surface of the dough with your finger creating little craters.
- Brush with olive oil and place in the oven at the lowest setting along with a bowl of water.
- Let dough rest and rise for twenty minutes.
- Turn oven up to 400 degrees.
- Bake bread for about twenty minutes.
- You can test for doneness by measuring the internal temperature.
- Once it reaches about 190 degrees it is done.