Floral Focaccia Bread

Floral Focaccia Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 – 4 ¼ cups MAYA All Purpose Flour
  • basil leaves red onion, tomatoes, bell pepper, topping
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning for topping
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt for topping
  • olive oil as needed

Instructions

  • Dissolve yeast in water and sprinkle with sugar. Set aside to activate the yeast.
  • In a mixer bowl mix together flour and salt. Pour in yeast mixture and olive oil.
  • Knead the dough for 15-18 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  • Form dough into a ball. Place in an oiled bowl and cover with cheesecloth.
  • Let the dough ferment for 20-30 minutes or until it doubles in size.
  • Grease an 11 x 16 – inch rectangle pan with olive oil.
  • Punch down dough to release air. Spread dough in prepared pan.
  • Arrange herbs and vegetables to make a flower bouquet design. Sprinkle seasoning and rock salt. Drizzle olive oil over vegetables
  • Let focaccia proof for 20-30 minutes or until it doubles in size.
  • Bake in a preheated 375°F/190°C oven for 20-30 minutes.
  • Best served with a balsamic vinegar – olive oil dipping sauce.

Notes

Yield: 8 – 10 servings
Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

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