Rosemary Flatbread With Blue Cheese, Grapes and Honey (Focaccia)
Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins
About This Recipe
"A must try! Serve with a fruity rosé. From Food & Wine with a slight alteration on the baking method."
2 1/4 teaspoons
active dry yeast
( 1 envelope)
bread flour, plus more for rolling
( bread flour needed for tenderness)
fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 cups
red grapes, seedless
coarse sea salt
blue cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon snipped chives or 1 tablespoon
green onion top
In a large bowl, whisk the yeast and sugar with 1/4 cup of the flour. Stir in 1/4 cup of the warm water and let stand until slightly foamy, about 5 minutes. Add the rosemary, fine salt, pepper and the remaining 1 3/4 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of water; stir until a dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a draft-free spot until billowy and doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place a pizza stone in the bottom of the oven, and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Press and stretch the dough into a 13-inch round, then transfer to a piece of lightly floured parchment paper. Press the grapes into the dough and sprinkle with sea salt.
Slide the flatbread with parchment onto the hot stone and bake for about 12 - 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the grapes have begun to release some of their juices. Sprinkle the blue cheese on top and bake for about 2 minutes longer, until the cheese melts. Slide the flatbread onto a work surface and drizzle with the honey and sprinkle with the chives. Cut into wedges and serve.
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