Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Total Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes

Prep Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 10

Price per serving: $1.81

Author: Ali

Source: www.gimmesomeoven.com

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Ingredients

路 1 1/3 cup warm water聽(about 110掳F)路 2 teaspoons sugar or honey路 1 (0.25 ounce) package active-dry聽yeast路 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour路 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling路 2 teaspoons聽flaky sea salt, plus extra for sprinkling*路 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions

Step 1Proof the yeast. Add warm water (about 110掳F, which you can measure with a thermometer if you want to be sure it鈥檚 the right temp) and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough attachment, and stir to combine. 聽Sprinkle the yeast on top of the water. 聽Give the yeast a quick stir to mix it in with the water. 聽Then let it sit for 5-10 minute until the yeast is foamy.Step 2Knead the dough.聽 (See alterate instructions below to knead by hand.) Set the mixer to low speed, and add gradually flour, olive oil and salt. 聽Increase speed to medium-low, and continue mixing the dough for 5 minutes. 聽(If the dough is too sticky and isn鈥檛 pulling away from the sides of the bowl, add in an extra 1/4 cup flour while it is mixing.)Step 3First dough rise. Remove dough from the mixing bowl, and use your hands to shape it into a ball. 聽Grease the mixing bowl (or a separate bowl) with olive oil or cooking spray, then place the dough ball back in the bowl and cover it with a damp towel. 聽Place in a warm location (I set mine by a sunny window) and let the dough rise for 45-60 minutes, or until it has nearly doubled in size.Step 4Second dough rise.聽 Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and roll it out into a large circle or rectangle until that the dough is about 1/2-inch thick*. 聽Cover the dough again with the damp towel, and let the dough continue to rise for another 20 minutes.Step 5Prepare the dough. Preheat oven to 400掳F. Transfer the dough to a large parchment-covered baking sheet (or press it into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish).聽 Use your fingers to poke deep dents (seriously, poke all the way down to the baking sheet!) all over the surface of the dough.聽 Drizzle a tablespoon or two of olive oil evenly all over the top of the dough, and sprinkle evenly with the fresh rosemary needles and sea salt.Step 6Bake. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the dough is slightly golden and cooked through.Step 7Serve. Remove from the oven, and drizzle with a little more olive oil if desired. Slice, and serve warm.