Friday, April 22, 2011
Some time ago I mentioned the foccaccia I had tried to make. I found this recipe with a quick search online and was eager to try it out. It seemed easy enough being a mainly bread machine recipe. I was hoping for something soft, chewy, airy, and saturated with olive oil. This recipe was fine, but not these things. It would be a great sandwich bread because it held together nicely (paninis would be especially good). It was ok for dipping in soup, but did not soak up as much as I would want. Give it a try if you want a fairly easy and pretty foccaccia.
Ingredients you will need:
3 ¼ Cups white bread flour 1 Cup Water
3 tbsp olive oil 1 ½ tsp sugar
1 ½ tsp instant dry yeast 1 tsp salt
1 tsp sea salt Rosemary
1. Lets begin by adding the water to your bread pan.
2. Add Olive oil.
3. Slowly sprinkle in flour covering the liquids.
4. Add yeast and sugar, mix.
5. Add salt. Set machine to “Dough” or “Pizza dough”. Start.
6. Grease a large cookie sheet. Once dough is ready, remove and place onto cookie sheet.
7. Spread evenly over cookie sheet, cover, let rise for 30- 45 minutes. Your dough should double in size.
8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
9. Poke multiple holes in dough using wooden handle of spoon.
10. Brush an extra 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the dough.
11. Srinkle bread with one teaspoon of sea salt.
12. Sprinkle with rosemary.
13. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
14. Place on wire rack to cool.
Serve with olive oil. Enjoy your Focaccia bread recipe.
My modifications (I used Kosher salt instead of sea salt, sprinkled with herbs de Provence instead of rosemary, and added lots of chopped garlic)
This is the website and it seemed to have a lot of good bread machine recipes so maybe there will be better out there!