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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Focaccia Bread

I've heard about Kneaders for years but I never actually tried it out till a few weeks. I feel sheepish for letting such good food go untasted for so long! One bite of their fresh Focaccia bread and fell in love. I knew I had to try it at home. I found a simple recipe and expected the worst. I could not have been more wrong. This recipe was easy and absolutely divine. The flavors that combine in this dense bread were amazing. This will definitely be a staple at our house from now on!

Focaccia Bread
1 Tbs. yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic pwd.
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 dash black pepper
1 tsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese

Mix yeast, water and sugar in a small bowl. Let sit until bubble begin to form (approx 5-10 min). In a separate bowl stir together flour, salt, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil and black pepper. Add the yeast mix and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix well. When dough has pulled together place on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl- place dough inside and turn to coat the dough in oil. Cover with a warm rag and let sit for 25 minutes. Punch dough down and place on a greased cookie sheet. Pat dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle (does not need to be perfect) Using your knuckles make indentions in the dough about 1/2 inch apart. Brush top with Olive Oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 425 for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.


1 comment:

  1. Mmmm! I love this stuff! Now I'm going to have to make it...thanks for a great recipe :)