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Focaccia

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Categories: Cooking with Kids, Kids' Favorites, Low-fat, Lunchbox Favorites
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This traditional Italian-style flatbread is easy to make

Prep Time: prep 15 mins, plus rising

Cooking Time: cook 40 mins

Serves: makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 1 / 2 cups bread flour
  • one 1 / 4 oz ( 7g) envelope instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1 / 4 cups tepid water, as needed
  • 1 / 4 cup regular or extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 / 2 -1 tbsp coarse sea salt
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Directions:

  1. Mix the flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the water and olive oil. Stir to make a soft dough, adding more water as needed. Knead for 8-10 minutes on a lightly floured work surface until smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball. Transfer to an oiled bowl, turn to coat with oil, and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place about 11/2 hours, until doubled.
  2. Roll the dough out to a rectangle of about 10 16in (25 40cm). Brush 11/2 tbsp of the extra virgin olive oil over half of the dough. Brush water around the edges of the other half and fold the dough in half, to make a rectangle of about 10 8in (25 20cm). Transfer to a large baking sheet. Press the dough with your knuckles to dimple the surface. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let stand for about 30-40 minutes, until puffy.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Drizzle the remaining 11/2 tbsp olive oil over the dough, letting it pool in the dimpled dough. Sprinkle with the sea salt. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until risen and golden.
  4. Slide the focaccia onto a wire rack and let cool. Serve the bread the day it is baked, either warm or cooled, cut into chunks.
Tips:
  • prep 15 mins, plus rising; cook 40 mins

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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