Focaccia #1

Yield: 24 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 packs Fast-rising dry yeast
2 cups Tepid water
2 tablespoons Sugar
4 tablespoons Olive oil
½ cup Salad oil
1 teaspoon Table salt
5½ cup Unbleached white bread flour
3 Cloves garlic; crushed
¼ cup Olive oil for topping
1 tablespoon Rosemary
1 tablespoon Kosher salt

From: agoldsmi@... (Amy C Goldsmith) Date: 30 Jun 1994 19:47:50 -0400 This recipe comes from _The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian_, makes 2 loaves.

Dissolve the yeast in tepid water. Add the sugar, olive oil, salad oil, and table salt. Mix in 3 cups of flour and whip until the dough begins to leave the sides of the mixing bowl, about 10 minutes.

Mix in the remianing flour by hand or with a dough hook and knead the dough until it is smooth. Allow the dough to rise twice in the bowl, and punch down after each rising.

Oil two baking sheet, each 11 x 17 inches, and divide the dough between the two pans. Using your fingers, press the dough out to the edges of each pan. Cover and allow to rise for sbout thirty minutes, and brush with a mixture of the crushed garlic and oil reserved for topping. Sprinlke with rosemary and kosher salt [You could also use crushed pepper corns]. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

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