Rosemary and Onion Focaccia | Pika Chakula

Rosemary and Onion Focaccia

2013-01-06

Simple focaccia recipe builds flavor with sliced onion, fresh rosemary, and oregano. Shape the dough for its second rise before guests arrive.

Ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  • Lightly oil a large bowl; set aside. Combine 1 3/4 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, sugar, yeast, and 3/4 cup water in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix on low speed for 5 minutes. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl. Increase speed to medium and mix for 6 minutes (dough will be very soft). Form dough into a ball. (Alternatively, vigorously stir ingredients to form a ragged dough. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface. Knead dough, sprinkling with flour by tablespoonfuls as necessary to prevent sticking, until smooth, 4–5 minutes. This will result in a denser bread than mixer method.) Transfer to prepared bowl. Cover; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Chill overnight.
  • Brush a large rimmed baking sheet with 2 Tbsp. oil. Stretch and press dough on sheet into a rectangle slightly smaller than the sheet. Brush dough with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let stand in a warm, draft-free area until dough has almost doubled in size, 1 1/2–2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 500°. Remove plastic wrap and dimple dough with your fingertips. Scatter onion, rosemary, and oregano over dough; season with salt and pepper. Bake focaccia until golden brown, 10–15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before slicing.
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  1. posted by Roflcopter on Feb 4, 2013

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    Infused with Rosemary and Lemon
    Served with Chili Pepper Glaze

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    MT

  2. posted by MentallyCryppled on Mar 18, 2013

    and where is from
    do you inherited the knowledge to prepare
    if you want to tell to me
    What is the secret?

  3. posted by Clayton Cottrell on Mar 26, 2013

    1.spring Garlic and Parsley Soup 2. Mango, Coconut, Coriander, Pineapple Consommé 3. Sticky date pudding 4. Focaccia bread: garlic or herb.
    help on any of these meals would be great thanks :) !

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