Fabulous Focaccia Bread

November 15, 2016 By: Comments
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2 hours
20 minutes
An ancient form of Italian flatbread, focaccia can be prepared with a wide variety of toppings, although typically these toppings are simple and require only few ingredients.


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  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, sugar, pepper, and yeast, and then add in the vegetable oil and water.
  2. Once a dough has formed, transfer to a floured surface and begin kneading. Continue until the dough is smooth; this will take a few minutes.
  3. Next, place the dough in an oiled bowl, and lightly roll it around until the surface of the dough is oiled. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled. (This could take up to 1 1/2 hours).
  4. Punch down the dough, then place on an oiled baking sheet. Shape the dough into a circle, approximately 6 to 12 inches in diameter. Ask your child to assist by using their finger to lightly press rounded €œdimples€ into the top of the dough, approximately 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart. Drizzle the top of the dough with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and then add toppings as desired (see Variations€ below).
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, until the focaccia is golden brown and puffy.
  6. Variations: Rosemary focaccia is a popular choice—simply sprinkle two tablespoons of chopped rosemary over the top of the dough before placing in the oven. A three-pepper focaccia (shown above), using green, yellow, and red bell peppers makes a colorful and healthy treat. Basil, garlic, and parmesan cheese also make an excellent combination. Or experiment with your child’s favorite ingredients, such as fresh tomato, sage, poppy seeds, or caramelized onions.