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Focaccia



Ingredients

Makes 2 Loaves:
2 cups warm water-110 degrees 
3 tablespoons dry yeast 
1/4 cup olive oil 
1/4 cup honey 
1 tablespoon chopped garlic 
1/4  cup fresh basil, chopped 
6 cups flour 
2 teaspoons salt 

1 tomato, cored, seeded, chopped 
1/3 cup sliced black olives 
1/3 cup red onion, diced 
shredded parmesan cheese

 

Process

In a large mixing bowl, place warm water, yeast, olive oil, honey, garlic and chopped basil; allow to sit for ten minutes to activate the yeast. (Bloom)

Add the flour and salt to the yeast mixture and mix to incorporate. 
You may use a fancy mixer or do the whole thing by hand in a large bowl
If using a mixer, mix until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl, about 5 minutes.
after the dough is mixed, pour out into a lightly floured surface and knead for about five - ten minutes.

Place into a lightly oiled bowl and roll the dough around to coat with oil. 
Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel.
let sit in a warm place until it has doubled in size, 30-60 minutes.

Punch dough down to remove the air. 
Split the dough in half and form it into two equal rounds. 
Place both on a greased pie pan. 
Rub the top of each round with olive oil and sprinkle with the chopped tomatoes, black olives, red onions, and parmesan cheese.

Allow the dough to proof a second time. When the dough has risen to twice its original size, bake it in a 350 degree oven until golden brown and cooked evenly through.

*Do Not add salt directly to the yeast or it will KILL the yeast.
*It's best to mix the salt into the flour BEFORE adding it to the yeast water 

 

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