Focaccia Bread (For Bosch or Kitchen Aid)
- Ready In:
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3 tablespoons garlic oil (or salad dressing with an oil base)
- 3⁄4 3/4 cup sour cream or 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons saf instant yeast
- 3 -5 cups unbleached flour or 3 -5 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
- garlic oil, to pour on top of crust
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Place all ingredients (except for extra garlic oil) in the bowl of the mixer, starting with 3 cups of flour. Turn mixer on and add more flour until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl; knead for 5 minutes (unless using spelt or kamut flour, then knead for 3 minutes.).
- Sprinkle 2 paddles or wooden boards generously with corn meal.
- Oil hands well and shape into 2 large dough balls; roll out to 1/4 inch.
- Using a soft brush dipped in cool water, brush top and sides of each circle of dough.
- With your fingertips, make indentations all over the dough.
- Pour garlic oil lightly all over the dough so that it cullects in the indentations.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, pepper or whatever herbs you like all over the top.
- Transfer to preheated stone and bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown (if baking 2 at a time, increase the time 2-4 minutes).
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I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?