Monday, September 19, 2011

Roasted Garlic Focaccia Bread

I love garlic! And roasted garlic is sweet and savory. This is a simple, easy bread recipe that is bursting with flavor and is great for sandwiches, or as a side for any pasta or Italian dish.

15-20 cloves of garlic peeled and roasted
1 c warm water
1 tbsp active yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp basil
1 tbsp olive oil + more to brush over
2 c flour + some for kneading

  1. Roast your garlic by peeling the cloves and putting it in a ball of foil. Roast for about 45 minutes at 350F.
  2. Activate yeast in a bowl by combing year, water, salt, sugar, and herbs. Wait 10 minutes or until bubbly.
  3. Add olive oil, garlic, and flour. Add enough flour so you can get it out of the bowl. But keep it as sticky as you can.
  4. Knead on a floured surface for a few minutes, adding flour as needed.
  5. Put dough in a greased (with olive oil) bowl. Turn to coat the dough.
  6. Let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled.
  7. Coat a cookie sheet (preferably with raised edges) with oil.
  8. Press dough onto sheet spreading it evenly.
  9. Brush olive oil on top and let rise again for about 20 minutes.
  10. Bake at 400F for 18-20 minutes or until the top is beginning to be browned.
  11. Enjoy!
(A wonderful panini made with this bread)


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