Friday, November 12, 2010

Rosemary Foccacia Bread

Rosemary Foccacia Bread
from Our Best Bites

1 cup warm (105-115 degrees Fahrenheit) water
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 Tbsp. white sugar
1 tsp. Kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp rosemary (dried or fresh), divided
1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 1/4-2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Allow to stand for 10 minutes or until bubbly. While the yeast is getting bubbly, combine 2 C of the flour, salt, 1 1/2 Tbsp. rosemary, oregano and garlic powder.
2. Add flour mixture to yeast mixture along with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Mix well. (I put it in my stand mixer with the dough hook on). Slowly add remaining flour to make a very soft dough--try and resist the urge to add too much flour. You want a soft, wet dough.
3. Cover and allow to rise 45 min- 1 hour or until double in size.
4. Lightly flour your work surface and transfer dough onto this surface. Divide in half. Shape each half into a rounded loaf and place on a greased cookie sheet or pizza stone. Cover and allow to rise another 45 minutes.
5. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Use remaining tablespoon of olive oil to brush over tops of loaves, discarding excess if you have any. Sprinkle with remaining rosemary and some Kosher salt.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until very lightly golden-brown. Serve immediately with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

This bread was absolutely delicious and had wonderful flavor! We loved it!

1 comment:

Alisa said...

Theres nothing quite like making your own bread.I hope you could add this Foodista widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about focaccia bread, Thanks!