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homemade focaccia bread

Easy Focaccia Bread

  • Author: Ben & Meag
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 2 hrs.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbs. active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 3 tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil + more for the pan & drizzle
  • 2 cups warm (not hot) water
  • 2 tsp. sea salt + more for sprinkling
  • Fresh/dried herbs of your choice for toppings

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk water and yeast together until combined.
  2. Let stand for five minutes or so until yeast starts to foam.
  3. Mix in 3 cups of bread flour. Stir with rubber spatula for 2 minutes or so. The dough will be wet. Pretend you’re a KitchenAid stand mixer for a bit. Have fun.
  4. Add the other 1/2 cup of flour + salt and 3 tbs. olive oil. Mix for another 2 minutes. The dough should still be slack but come together and hold its shape nicely in the base of the bowl.
  5. Cover the bowl with a dinner plate and let rise for 1 – 2 hours until dough doubles in size.
  6. Oil a large sheet pan with a bit of olive oil.
  7. Uncover the dough and say “WOW!”
  8. Oil your hands so the dough doesn’t stick and shape the dough into a flat bread or rolls on the baking sheet pan. It doesn’t have to be perfect, this whole process should only take a minute.
  9. Press your knuckles into the dough to make dimples. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and your choice of herbs on top. Let stand to rise a bit more while the oven preheats.
  10. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. BAKE 22 – 28 minutes.

Keywords: bread, focaccia,

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