Sunday, April 4, 2010

Focaccia Bread

Finally I am back to blogging! The first trimester did wonders for my taste buds and the blog suffered as a consequence. Now I'm feeling better which means I'm back to cooking and blogging!

I love making bread and wanted to switch it up a bit from my typical loaf. I am amazed at how delicious this bread is AND easy! The aroma filled the house and the bread tasted just as good. It's perfect as a side to an Italian meal!

All Recipes
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white sugar
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp basil
Pinch black pepper
1 tsbp vegetable oil
1 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsbp grated Parmesan cheese

Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add in flour, garlic, oregano, thyme, basil, pepper, and vegetable oil. When dough has pulled together, knead until smooth and elastic. Oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, and cover once to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for thirty minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Punch dough down. Place on a greased baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch rectangle. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake for 15 minutes. Cut into rectangles and serve warm.

1 comment:

  1. what do you think is the easiest "introductory" bread? I'm intimidated by yeast, but would really like to attempt to make my own bread...

    glad your back to posting :)