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Rosemary Focaccia Recipe
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Rosemary Focaccia Recipe

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The savory aroma of rosemary as this classic bread bakes is simply irresistible. This bread tastes great as a side dish with any meal, as a snack or as a pizza crust.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed, divided
  • Cornmeal
  • Coarse salt

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge equals 147 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in 1/4 cup oil until tender; cool. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Add sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons oil, salt and remaining water. Add 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Add onions and half of the rosemary. Knead 1 minute longer. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Pat each piece flat. Let rest for 5 minutes. Grease two baking sheets and sprinkle with cornmeal. Stretch each portion of dough into a 10-in. circle on prepared pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  4. Brush with remaining oil. Sprinkle with coarse salt and remaining rosemary. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 2 loaves (8 wedges each).
Originally published as Rosemary Focaccia in Best of Country Breads 2000, p70

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge equals 147 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

Made this last weekend because I need foaccia bread for a chicken sandwich recipe. I was too cheap to spend $4 for the gormet bread at the store. This bread turned out very well. I would make it again but I currently have one in the freezer for about 1/3 the cost of the bread at the store. :)

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