Total TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
Many years ago I ate commercial focaccia and was unimpressed. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. My husband and I loved it. I can't wait to make it for company. Although it serves 8 people my husband and I could not stop eating it and ate it all. No we are not fat but are lovers of good food. But a big question. The recipe said to use 1 3/4 c of flour. The mixture would not take that much flour. I used the cup plus maybe a 1/4 c. Is the recipe wrong or do I have a problem? Also I let mine rise in an 8 qt instant pot on the yogurt low 30 min setting. It was so fast and easy.
This is an excellent recipe. I made this in my old Bread Machine (Magic Chef Model 200). I purchased this machine in a thrift shop and it does not mix ingredients or bake very well. That's fine with me, I mix the dough ingredients a little by hand, add to the Bread Machine, remove the dough after rising and bake in the oven. I love my Magic Chef b/c it finishes the mixing and the dough rises perfectly every time in 1 1/2 hours. For this recipe dough, I mixed the dough ingredients in a bowl (I didn't proof) and placed in my Pam sprayed Magic Chef. Then I set it to #7: "dough", the bell sounded 1 hour 30 minutes later. I removed the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes, and then, followed Step 3 for the second 30 minute rise. I used a 10" cast iron pan as recommended. For Step 4, I made the dough dimples, and mixed 1 tablespoon Olive Oil and 1/2 teaspoon dry Basil and brushed on the dough. I didn't have tomatoes or olives so my Focaccia had no topping other than the olive oil and basil. My Focaccia was ready in 30 minutes. This is a marvelous Focaccia. I think the potato flakes kick it up a notch! I've made it 3 times already. Yum.