Italian Foccacia

Barbie Cunningham

By
@Barbeeznet

I learned how to make this when I was a front line cook at the Country Club. We used to serve up for luncheons and banquets! I have been making it since and put my own twist into this bread. Never followed a recipe! I look to see what is in it and add my own. Especially if you don't have all the exact ingredients. I always improvise. ~Enjoy!


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Serves:

several

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

MAKING THE DOUGH

1 pkg
yeast or 1 tbsp. from the jar
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 c
water
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour or bread flour
1 1/2 c
100% whole wheat flour
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
italian seasoning

HEAT TO MELT

1 c
water
2 Tbsp
butter,marg, or oil

DIPPING SAUCE

1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 c
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the water and oil in a 1 cup glass in microwave for a minute. Let cool off to lukewarm we don't want to kill the yeast.
2
1/2 cup warm water add the yeast and 2 tbsp of sugar and cover till raised.
3
In a good sized bowl add all your flours, salt, Parmesan and Italian seasoning.(Hold back one cup of flour) Add the luke warm water and oil mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix in and then add in your yeast, water and sugar mixture. Stir well.
4
Dough is likely to be still sticky at this point. Now the fun part! Slowly add the last 1 cup flour and start Kneading the dough add more flour till the dough is no longer sticky.. you may need a few more hand pinches after this. Knead well forming a ball.
5
Drizzle with oil and cover and let rise for 1 hour or double in size. I turn on my oven at lowest temp warm it up turn it off and leave the bread dough in the warm oven.
6
Knead the dough again really well then turn it into a greased/oiled round cake pan or baking dish.(flatten it out so it is close to the edges of the pan)
Cover and let rise for an additional 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 and cook for 25-30 mins or until nice and brown. Toothpick comes out clean. Turn out on cooling rack and rub butter/margarine over the top and sides this prevents the outside from hardening.
7
Cut into wedges and serve with soups, pasta, fettuccine.Enjoy it with the dipping sauce in a small condiment bowl.
SAUCE:
Add all ingredients into a jar and shake well to mix. Shake before pouring.

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