Focaccia (Blitz Bread)

Recipe by luvmybge
READY IN: 2hrs 9mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups warm water (12 ounces)
  • 3
    tablespoons olive oil (1 1/4 ounces, plus additional for drizzling)
  • 1 14
    teaspoons salt
  • 3 12
    cups king arthur unbleached all-purpose flour (14 3/4 ounces)
  • 1
    tablespoon instant yeast
  • 4
    teaspoons pizza dough, flavor (OPTIONAL, Not Pizza dough but Pizza Dough Flavoring)
  • 14
    cup vermont cheese sauce mix (OPTIONAL, Vermont cheese powder not cheese sauce mix) (optional)
  • pizza seasoning
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan, and drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil in the bottom.
  • Combine all of the ingredients, and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 60 seconds.
  • Scoop the sticky batter into the prepared pan, cover the pan, and let it rise at room temperature for 60 minutes, till it’s become puffy.
  • While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • After dough rises, gently poke the dough all over with your index finger.
  • Drizzle it lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with pizza seasoning, and/or the dried herbs of your choice, if desired.
  • Bake the bread till it’s golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • To make cheese-stuffed bread: Add 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (or your favorite cheese) to the dough after it's been kneaded for 60 seconds.
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