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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Herb Focaccia

There are so many wonderful things to do with the basic Italian bread recipe! This focaccia is very versatile; it can be used for sandwiches, or served alongside soups and pastas.

For dough - follow directions in the Italian bread recipe up until after the first rise.

For herb topping:
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp garlic salt

Heat oil on the microwave for 10 or 15 seconds, then add herbs and let steep for an hour.

Take your risen dough and spread it out flat on a cookie sheet dusted with cornmeal. Cover with a dish towel and let rise for another 40-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450.
After the dough has risen again, poke holes in it with your finger or the handle of a wooden spoon. The holes should be an inch or two apart. Brush your herb oil on top of the bread, coating thoroughly. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes.