Friday, January 25, 2008

Foccaccia Bread

2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white sugar
1 tbls yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 pinch black pepper
1 tlbs vegetable oil
1 cup warm water
2 tbls olive oil
grated mozzarella cheese
grated parmesan cheese

Stir together dry ingredients and seasonings. Mix in the vegetable oil and water.
Knead bread in mixer until dough cleans sides of bowl.

Place in greased bowl turning to grease top and let rise about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450. Punch dough down and spread on stone or greased baking sheet. Pat in 1/2 inch thick rectangle, circle, whatever your fancy! Brush top with olive oil and sprinkle with cheeses.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

PS. This replaces garlic bread beatifully. It has a strong flavor that goes well with the italian dishes. Its fast and easy, so enjoy!


Mike Terry said...

good to hear from you! I like your blog. I wish I could cook, but I will be snagging some of these recipes for ambitious sunday afternoons I think. Talk to you later.

Emily said...

okay, i just made this and sliced garden fresh tomatoes on top and roasted pine nuts!!!