Here is a new focaccia bread recipe I am in LOVE with...I've made it twice this week!
* 1/2 teaspoon honey (I use a bit over a teaspoon of sugar)
* 1 1/2 tablespoon of yeast
* 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
* 2 cups all-purpose flour (can use 3/4 cup of ww flour)
* teaspoon or so of salt
* 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1. In a large bowl, dissolve honey (or sugar) and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2. Add 1 cup flour, salt, and 3 tablespoons olive oil to the yeast mixture. Stir until combined and then work in the last cup of flour. Knead the dough until smooth, elastic, and soft, about 7 minutes. Add only enough flour to keep the dough from being sticky. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
3. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. Place in greased 9x13 inch pan or baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
4. Poke dimples in the bread and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
*Kneading for the full 7 minutes is crucial, as well as allowing enough time to rise. It seems like a lot of work, but once you get the hang of it is enjoyable. At least I think so...
*Also, for an alternative to the plain olive oil focaccia-Try this: mince garlic and add to olive oil. Use this oil to coat ball of dough for the first rising. Another really tasty addition is to caramelize a bunch of onions in olive oil and spread on top once focaccia is almost done, pop back in the oven for a few minutes. Sooo tasty!
2 1/2 tsp yeast
2 1/2 cup flour (can use up to 3/4 cup of ww)
cup warm water
tsp or so of salt
Mix yeast, sugar and warm water, allow about 10 minutes to froth up. Mix in flour, and salt. Knead until smooth. Ball and coat with oil. Cover for atleast 20 minutes. Spread and add fav toppings. Bake at 400 for about 12 minutes.
I have actually used this pizza dough recipe for bread too.
Normally for bread we use the recipes from Mother Earth News...chaoticzenmom
-I am very excited to try your Amish White Bread recipe! Thanks for sharing!