Monday, February 8, 2010

Starting the Week with Focaccia Bread!

What's crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and yummy any time? Focaccia Bread, of course! It's also really easy to make and a great starting point for baking yeast breads. You can find lots of great recipes in blogland. I used a recipe from Gourmet magazine to bake the bread below. It's not my favorite focaccia recipe, but it's very good and perfect if you're in a hurry (by in a hurry I mean you want a short prep time - it will still require 2+ hours to rise). Check out the recipe on Epicurious.

Epicurious readers are pretty savvy so heed their warnings about this recipe. I'll add my suggestions to theirs . . . I only use 4 cups flour to start and then add about 1/4 more and I bake at 500 for about 10 minutes and then finish at 450 and the result is a perfect crusty outside!

And while you're cutting rosemary for this recipe, snip extra to brighten up your kitchen. It smells great and with a little window vase it won't take up precious counter space. I love it because our kitchen windows overlook a wooded area that is mostly brown this time of year - the rosemary is a cheery pop of green!

1 comment:

  1. That's looks delicious! Unfortunately, I don't have the skill to make bread. It always comes out like a brick!


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