Pepperoni focaccia

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
A; (1/4-ounce) package
; (2 1/2 teaspoons)
; active dry yeast
½ teaspoon Sugar
1 cup Lukewarm water
3½ cup Unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Table salt
5 tablespoons Olive oil
1½ cup Finely chopped pepperoni; (about 1/2 pound)
¼ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon Crumbled dried oregano
1 teaspoon Coarse salt; or to taste

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment proof the yeast with the sugar in the water for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is foamy, add the flour, the table salt, and 3 tablespoons of the oil, and combine the dough well. With the dough hook knead the dough for 2 minutes, or until it is soft and slightly sticky. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead in the pepperoni, the pepper, and the oregano until they are incorporated thoroughly. Form the dough into a ball, transfer it to an oiled bowl, and turn it to coat it with the oil. Let the dough rise, covered with plastic wrap, in a warm place for 1½ hours, or until it is double in bulk. The dough may be made up to this point, punched down, and kept, covered and chilled, overnight. Let the dough return to room temperature before proceeding with the recipe. Press the dough evenly into an oiled jelly-roll pan, 15 ½ by 10 ½ by 1 inches, and let it rise, covered loosely, in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it is alm ost double in bulk.

Dimple the dough, making ¼-inch-deep indentations with your fingertips, brush it with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and sprinkle it with the coarse salt. Bake the focaccia in the bottom third of a preheated 400F.

oven, covering it with foil if the pepperoni begins to burn, for 35 to 45 minutes, or until it is golden brown, let it cool in the pan on a rack, and serve it warm or at room temperature.

Gourmet December 1991

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