Focaccia

Recipe by Loves2Teach
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl combine the flour, yeast and salt.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir to mix well.
  • Add the 3 tbs olive oil.
  • While stirring, add the warm water until all of the flour absorbs and a dough forms.
  • You may need more or less of the water.
  • No biggie.
  • Gather dough into a ball and transfer to a floured work surface.
  • Knead until soft and elastic, not sticky.
  • Probably 10 min or so.
  • Place dough in a lightly oiled and warmed bowl, turning several times to coat it with oil.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place till doubles, around 45-75 minutes.
  • Position rack on lower part of oven and preheat to 400 degrees.
  • Brush a 10x15 baking pan with olive oil and set aside.
  • Punch down dough and transfer to foured surface.
  • Knead a few times and let rise for 5 minutes.
  • With palms form into a rectangle about 4x8 inches.
  • Transfer into pan.
  • Stretch and pat the dought to fit pan completely end evenly.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise about 1 inch (30 min or so).
  • Using fingertips, make'dimple' indentations in the dough about 2 inches apart.
  • Brush surface with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake til golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.
  • Let cool for a few minutes, cut into squares and serve warm.
  • Before baking, you can also add roasted red peppers.
  • It's absolutely delicious.
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