Recipe: Focaccia

This is an easy and delicious recipe for a little something special to go with dinner. The taste is somewhat mild but it’s a nice, soft bread that is pretty addicting to eat.

  1. 2 teaspoons rapid-rising dry yeast
  2. 1 cup warm water
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 3 1/2 to 4 cups flour
  5. 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  6. 1/4 cup olive oil
  7. Cornmeal, for dusting
  1. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, proof the yeast by combining it with the warm water and sugar. Stir gently to dissolve. Let stand 3 minutes until foam appears.
  2. Turn mixer on low and slowly add the flour and salt.
  3. Pour in 1/4 cup olive oil. When the dough starts to come together, increase the speed to medium.
  4. Stop the machine periodically to scrape the dough off the hook. Mix until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, adding flour as necessary.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and fold over itself a few times. Form the dough into a round and place in an oiled bowl, turn to coat the entire ball with oil so it doesn't form a skin. Cover with plastic wrap or damp towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  6. Coat a sheet pan with a little olive oil and corn meal. Once the dough is doubled and domed, turn it out onto the counter. Roll and stretch the dough out to an oblong shape about 1/2-inch thick. Lay the flattened dough on the pan and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Brush the surface with more olive oil and then add toppings as desired. Bake on the bottom rack for 15 to 20 minutes.
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