Two Sister's Focaccia Category: Breads: Bread, muffins, rolls, etc… Posted by: Farkie Quantity:
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast 2 1/2 cups warm water 1 Tbs. olive oil 7 1/2 cups flour 1 Tbs. salt 1 Tbs. lemon zest 2 Tbs. herbs (see chopped garlic and
note) kosher salt for top
Proof the yeast, water and pinch of sugar. Add oil,
flour, herbs, salt and lemon zest. Knead until it forms a smooth ball. Let rise about 1 hour in a warm place. Punch down and shape into 6 8-inch circles. Let rise about 20 minutes. Poke holds in it with fingertips. Brush with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with chopped garlic and kosher salt. Bake about 35-45 minutes in a preheated 325-degree oven until top is brown and crispy.
Comments: This is a great focaccia recipe from a local deli here in Connecticut: NOTE: Try these herb combinations (fresh or dried): basil; lemon-rosemary; lemon-chive; lemon-basil; fennel-lemon or orange; crushed red pepper and oregano; chopped olives and rosemary; olives and sun-dried tomatoes; or your own combo. I used a variety of Italian seasonings and used this dough as a pizza crust. It was incredible!