Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Onion and Herb Focaccia

Tonight for dinner I am going to make some sorta of Rigatoni Bake..something simple since I won't be here..I have to work.
I didn't have any garlic bread and you simply cannot have a Italian pasta without garlic bread.

I decided to make my own. Actually a focaccia.

*First measure out 1 1/4 cups flour into a bowl..

then add one packet of yeast, pour in about 1 cup of warm water.., teaspoon of salt and some olive oil...
*Mix with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes on low

*Add in 2 more cups of flour.

*Dump out onto a floured surface and get busy..kneading away. For at least 10 minutes. And yes your arms will get totally sore and you'll want to throw in the towel and say the hell with this, but don't! This turned out really good..so keep going!

*After that put into a lightly greased bowl and cover..set somewhere warm for about an hour or until doubled in size.

*Take dough out and punch down.

*Divide dough and set on a cookie sheet and cover for another 10 minutes..

*Meanwhile..slice up a bunch of onion and garlic and put in a saute pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and saute until golden brown.

*Next take dough and press it out in a circle. Then with your index and middle fingers make indention's all over the surface..

*Then brush on some olive oil

*Spread on half of the onion/garlic mixture

*Sprinkle on rosemary

*Add some Parmesan

*Set aside for another 20 minutes until it doubles in size again.

*Pop in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes

*Cool on a cooling rack.

*I sliced mine up into pieces..easier for little hands to soak up some marinara sauce.



christy said...

congrats on the job i wish you could have worked with me let me know how it went those look sooo good i went to trader joes soo cool like my store kinda just cheaper

Caroline said...

Look at you making fresh dough! That is something I just cannot do! Love your new title...so cute :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow!!!!! This is the 1st time I saw someone make a dough that I THINK I can make. I have never done it before but you made it look so doable. A packet of yeast? ha ha. There's something I never bought at the supermarket. Awesome Kelly!!!!!!

Prudy said...

That looks fab. I bet the whole house smelled so good.

kimamurphy said...

Wow that bread looks awesome! I have a couple packs of yeast that I bought awhile back but I have not been adventurous enough to try it out yet!
Oh man I miss Trader Joes!! Can you get me some of that Moraccan Couscous salad, the one with olives, pine nuts and green o's and mail it to me? I could totally plow some of that stuff right now!! Let me know how your first day went!

Luv yer sis

mscherrylane said...

eh i'm Hungry now...love the finger "dimples" will keep that in mind next time I feel crazy enough to bake from scratch! ;)

Muse in the Kitchen said...

This looks scrumptious! We've been fooling around a bit with flavored breads - we'll definitely have to give this one a try!

Julie said...

Yum, that looks great! Like your blog!