Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Italian Focaccia Bread Recipe

4 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

1 hour 25 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon honey or granulated sugar

1 cup water (lukewarm) (235 grams)

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour (355 grams)

2 tbsp dried Italian herb mix

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon coarse salt

2-3 tablespoons olive oil

2 sprigs fresh rosemary (remove the leaves & chop if desired)

Directions

In a small bowl add the honey and warm water (stir to combine) then sprinkle the yeast on top. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then stir to combine.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and herbs, make a well in the middle and add the yeast mixture and the olive oil, mix together until almost combined then move to a lightly floured flat surface, knead until the dough becomes smooth and elastic, form it into a ball. **

** This can be made using a stand up mixer with the dough hook, knead the dough on medium speed until smooth and elastic (approximately 6-7 minutes), move to a lightly floured flat surface and knead a couple of times into a ball.

Place dough into a lightly olive oiled glass bowl (and swirl the dough so that it is lightly covered with the oil). Cover the bowl and let the dough rise 1 hour in a warm draft free area.

Pre-heat oven to 400° (200° celsius), lightly oil a 12 inch skillet or pizza pan.

Remove the dough from the bowl and punch it down a few times. Place dough in a lightly oiled 12 inch skillet or pizza pan spread the dough, then cover it and let it rest for approximately 15 minutes. Spread the dough again if needed. Using your finger tips or knuckles make indentations in the dough.

Drizzle the top of the dough with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil (brush the olive oil to cover the dough) then sprinkle with rock salt and rosemary leaves. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes (check after 15 minutes). Serve warm. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

418 kcal

Total Fat

11 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

588 mg

Total Carbohydrate

67 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

-

Protein

10 g

4 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

1 hour 25 minutes

total time
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