Rosemary Focaccia: What’s Baking?

   This month the What’s Baking? challenge was hosted by Jey of The Jey of Baking.  She challenged us to do some savory baking.  I knew immediately that I was going to make rosemary focaccia.  Focaccia is on my list of 31 while 31 and my cousin Jessie gave me a recipe for the rosemary focaccia a few months back.

   The focaccia was fairly easy to make.  I still had a few sprigs of rosemary growing in my herbs garden so I used that in the focaccia and on top of it.  Focaccia doesn’t have much kneading which makes it easier then many other yeast breads.  It’s also spread on a pan and baked instead of in a loaf pan.  The focaccia turned a golden brown and was nice and thin.  It was crisp on the edges and was tasty without anything on it.  It also made a flavorful sandwich bread.

Rosemary Focaccia (adapted from Gayno’s School of Cooking)
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. salt
2 T. fresh rosemary, chopped
1 t. dried rosemary
1 c. warm water
1 packet of dried yeast
2 T. olive oil

1.  In a small bowl combine the water, yeast, and oil.  Let sit for 5 minutes.

2.  In another bowl mix the flour, salt, fresh rosemary, and dried rosemary.  Mix the yeast mixture into the flour mixture.  Stir for 2 minutes or until the dough is just combined and smooth.

3.  Put in a bowl and cover.  Let the dough sit for 2 hours or until it doubles in size.

4.  Oil a quarter sheet pan and scrape the dough onto it without folding it.  Oil your hands and spread the dough to the edge of the pan.  Dock the dough at 1 inch intervals.  Brush the top with oil and sprinkle with salt and fresh rosemary. 

5.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 2 hours or until almost doubled. 

6.  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Cook the focaccia for 20 minutes or until the top in golden brown.

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  1. Mmmm…. rosemary focaccia bread. So good. I made focaccia for the first time a couple of months ago and it was surprisingly easy to make.

  2. We love focaccia – your’s sounds so delicious. Happy Foodie Friday.

    :)
    ButterYum

  3. ooh, this looks so good. I love rosemary, and i love focaccia. They sound fantastic together.:)

  4. Mmmm! Rosemary has such a nice flavor; I bet that’s really good! Would you share it here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-2-and-some-fabulous.html

  5. There is nothing better than a nice focaccia to warm your belly. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks and sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday. We hope you’ll join us again soon.

  7. Thanks so much for participating in this month’s What’s Baking!

    I’ve yet to attempt focaccia so I’m looking forward to trying it!

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