Monday, November 29, 2010

Focaccia Bread

*I loved this!  So good.  I almost ate it all myself.

From Toastmaster Bread Maker Guide
Makes 1 loaf

1 cup water 80 degrees F
1/3 cup olive oil
2 t sugar
1 t salt
3 cups bread flour (or regular flour)
1 t bread machine yeast (or 1 t quick rise yeast or 1 1/2 t active dry yeast)

Program:  DOUGH

Add at the beep:
1 t dried Italian seasoning

Topping ideas:
olive oil
dried oregano
garlic, coarsely chopped
Parmesan cheese, grated
Feta cheese

1.  With oiled hands, evenly press dough into a greased 9x13 inch pan.  Using your fingertips, make indentations in the dough.
2.  Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until almost double in size.  While the dough is rising, select the topping and prepare.
3.  In a skillet, heat olive oil (1/4 cup).  Add garlic, oregano, or onions (cook until soft, but not brown).  Remove from heat
4.  Use fingertips to press dimples into dough again.  Spoon topping mixture evenly over dough.  Sprinkle with remaining ingredients.
5.  Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until done.

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