Of course we made an Italian meal of linguine and clam sauce with focaccia bread. I skipped the Spumoni. Honestly, I don't think I could tolerate it. Now if I could pull of gelato that would be something! We followed the directions tightly and produced something fun for everyone. Best of all, R9 and I got to spend time in the kitchen together which she really enjoyed.
It had been a long time since I'd made this focaccia recipe that I'd gotten from my mother-in-law, but we'll have to make it again soon. Really soon. I thought you might enjoy it as well.
Mix with mixer using a flat blade until blended:
- 2 ½ c Bread flour
- 1 tbsp yeast
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ tsp basil
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 c slightly warm water
Using knead hook, knead for 2-3 minutes on 2.
Lightly oil a bowl and turn to coat the dough.
Cover with damp cloth and let rise in warm place 30 minutes.
Punch dough down and form into circle about ½ inch thick on greased cookie sheet. I use my baking stone and it turns out really well.
Cover with 2 tbsp olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and coarse sea salt.
Bake at 425 for 14 minutes- a little longer if using a baking stone or warm the stone first.
We've had a fun look at Ancient Rome and tomorrow we'll do some work with birds. I'm planning another Italian meal this week. I think the family vote will be for more focaccia to go with it!