Recipe by Chef Joey Z.
I got the pizza dough recipe from my Breadman Breadmachine book. I made a 2 lb. dough. I put the ingredients into the machine in the order as I have listed them. I added fresh and dried herbs, a small piece of pimento from a jar, some kalamata olives as well as some minced garlic and Romano cheese. I cut everything up fairly fine. I also sprinkled some fresh ground smoked black pepper on this. The possiblities for this are endless, depending on what you like. You could probably divide this in half and make two smaller focaccias if you wish, though, the cooking time might be different with a smaller focaccia.
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water (100-115'F)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt (I used the large crystal sea salt)
- 3 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup spelt flour (I used sprouted)
- 2 teaspoons raw sugar
- 2 teaspoons yeast (I used the red star from the little brown jar)
Directions See How It's Made
- Put all the ingredients into the bread machine in the order given.
- Turn it on to your dough setting.
- When the dough is finished remove it from the bread pan and place on a lightly floured counter and pat it into a circle about 1/2 inch thick.
- Place on your oven peel (or a baking pan) that you've sprinkled with corn meal.
- Dimple the top of the dough with your finger and brush with olive oil. Add whatever toppings you want.
- At this point, heat your oven to 400'F. and put your oven stone or pan you're going to cook the focaccia on into the oven to heat up.
- Let the dough rise for about 15-20 minutes.
- Once the focaccia has risen slide it off the peel onto the oven stone and bake until golden brown. It took 20 minutes in my oven.
- When done, remove with your pizza peel and set on a metal wrack to cool.
- Bon Appetit!