Sunday, February 12, 2012

Foccia Bread

This is a nice bread to use for sandwiches. Its garlic and rosemary tones are nice. It's a simple bread to make.

Basic dough

7 cups A P Flour
3 teaspoons Yeast
28 oz water 110 degrees + (2 teaspoon sugar)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic minced
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh Rosemary leaves

Pre heat oven to 375

Place your flour, salt, garlic, and rosemary in a large bowl.
Bloom the yeast in the water and sugar

Now you want to add the yeast to the dry mix. I make a well in the center and that's where I pour the yeast.
Using a plastic dough scrapper I work the dry flour into the wet turning the bowl as I work. Now this dough will be very sticky. DO NOT WORRY! It should be sticky.

Let It proof now till double in size. Once Proofed turn it out onto a floured surface. Using your scrapper turn the dough onto its self in a kneading motion. You will find the dough will get drier as you work it.
Prepare a sheet pan with pan spray and parchment paper. Place the dough on the pan and using your hands spread it out flatting it to cover the pan. Now using your fingers make indentation into the dough. You want lots of them. Now drizzle the top with the Olive oil you can sprinkle with extra chopped rosemary and garlic if you want. I always add extra.

Now let it proof for about 10 minutes and then bake till golden. When I take it out the oven I brush it with some butter just for good measure. Butter never hurt anything.

I cut it into squares and layer in cheeses and meats then toast open face in the oven.


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