Focaccia

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Makes

1 Servings


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8-g pkg quick-rise instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil , for prepping pan plus more for brushing

Instructions

  • Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe:
    Stir 2 tbsp flour with 1/2 cup warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Let stand until cloudy and bubbly, about 5 min. Stir in remaining flour, 1/2 cup more warm water, oil and salt. Stir until dough starts to come together. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Knead until dough is smooth, 2 to 3 min. Lightly spray same bowl with oil and return dough. Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and let rest for 1 hour. Dough should double in size.
  • Foccacia Recipe:
    Grease an 8 × 8-in. baking dish with 1/4 cup olive oil. Pat any dough variation (see below) into dish until it fits. Dimple surface with fingertips. Place half an olive into each dimple. Brush with olive oil. Bake at 350F until golden brown, 30 min.

Variations:

Whole-Wheat
Instead of 1 cup of all-purpose flour, use 1 cup whole-wheat flour and 2 tbsp ground flax seeds. Continue with recipe.

Herb & Garlic
Stir in 1 tbsp each of finely chopped fresh oregano, thyme and parsley and 1 tsp garlic powder along with oil and salt. Continue with recipe.

Green-Onion
Instead of olive oil, use dark sesame oil. Stir in 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions along with oil and salt. Continue with recipe.

Cheese Knead
1 cup finely grated cheddar into perfect pizza dough before using.