Herb and Garlic Focaccia Bread
- 1 package of dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 5 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 12 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
- 2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
- 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 tsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- 4 T extra virgin olive oil
Using a large bowl, dissolve yeast in ¼ cup of warm water.
Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the remaining water and whisk in flour and salt.
Turn out on floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover. In a warm place in the kitchen, let rise for about one hour or until doubled in size.
Punch dough down and knead several times. Return to oiled bowl. Cover again and let rise until doubled once more.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Divide dough in two equal parts. Using a floured surface, roll each half into a small rectangle of about 9×12 inches. Place on oiled baking sheets. Scatter garlic, oregano, rosemary, and parsley over the surface of each and press in lightly. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden. Cut into strips and serve warm . Ideal with olive oil and balsamico dipping sauce.
Makes two loaves.
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