Savory Focaccia

Savory Focaccia Bread
The simple truth is we love bread. We love making different kinds of bread and of course we like playing around with recipes as well.
Here is our “Savory Focaccia”.
I forgot to mention we also love cheese on our bread.


2 tbsp SAF yeast
1 3/4 cups hot water
1 tsp sugar
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
5 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup for kneading
2 tsp salt

Savory Topping

1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup Asiago cheese, grated
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (not dry in the can)
1 tbsp fresh basil

In mixer bowl mix together 2 cups flour, salt, sugar and yeast.  In a medium bowl stir together hot water and 1/2 cup olive oil.  Using the dough hook on low speed slowly add liquid and 3 more cups of flour kneading until forming a soft dough. Add up to 1/2 cup more of flour while kneading to prevent dough from sticking. Remove dough and form into a ball, place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise until double in bulk.

                            Using the remaining 1/4 cup oil, evenly oil a jelly roll pan.  Turn the dough onto pan and press the dough evenly using your fingers. Let rest for 5 minutes and press to edges.                                                       Cover with towel and let rise until double.

 Dimple the dough by pressing your finger tips pressing all the way to the pan bottom about 1″- 1 1/2″ apart over the entire surface.  Sprinkle the top with kosher salt, basil and cheeses.                 Bake at 450 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until cheese browns.


It turned out to be delicious.  Make some tonight!





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