Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 19: Focaccia Bread

I love to make this bread and use for sandwiches. It is a pretty simple recipe and very delicious. 

2 3/4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1tsp sugar
1TB  yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1.2 tsp basil
1 pinch black pepper
1 TB oil
1 c water
2 TB olive oil
1 TB grated Parmesan cheese
1 c Mozzarella cheese

In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil, and black pepper. Mix in oil and water. When the dough has pulled together, knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough ion the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Punch dough down, place on greased balking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 thick rectangle. Brush top with olive oil. Sprinkle with  Parmesan cheese and Mozzarella cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into 6 pieces. Slice in half horizontally.

Serve in bread for sandwiches:
Ham and Swiss, tomato, lettuce and red onion, or
Turkey and Muenster