Count 'em. How many times have I featured food on this blog? A few, and not enough to make anyone think I actually bake anything... But here it is, folks. Just when I thought I'd have nothing to blog about, I produced (re-produced) this recipe, and it was FI-INE!
I present to you Foccacia. Yessirree!
Of course, I was inspired by one of my favorite Norwegian bloggers who made home-made marmalade AT THE SAME TIME! I'm not THAT clever, in fact I only got to this stage when I had to leave the house (for an appointment) and my hub took over the baking with my instructions to follow.
Thanks to Muffin, I can bake foccacia!
If you have a scale and a metric measuring cup, you TOO can bake your own, fresh... yum.
Dough 1 kg all-purpose flour, 1 packet dry yeast, 9 dl (900 ml) water at 95º F (40ºC), a big spoonful of honey. (My addition: I added a good portion of pizza spices and rosemary to the dough and no sun-dried tomatoes.)
(Muffin used sun-dried tomatoes. Chop them up.)
Put water, (tomatoes/spices), yeast and honey in a big bowl.
Add flour to water while stirring. (Use a mixer if you want.) Cover bowl and let rise for 1 hour.
Pour (yes, pour, it's pretty mushy) the dough into a 9"x12" baking pan OR larger that is lined with parchment paper. Let rise for at least 20 minutes. Poke small holes in the dough and drip olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with pizza spices, rosemary and coarse salt.
Bake low in the oven at 400ºF for 35-45 minutes. (9"x12" pan = 45 minutes with last 15 minutes at 350ºF) It should be golden brown.