Sage focaccia

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Active dry yeast
1 cup Warm water
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch Sugar
2½ cup Unbleached white flour
¼ cup Cornmeal
1 tablespoon Chopped sage leaves; (1 to 2)
12 Whole sage leaves
Olive oil
Sea salt

Dissolve yeast in the water with salt, olive oil and sugar. Stir in flour and cornmeal a cup at a time. Sprinkle on the sage and continue stirring.

When the dough gathers into a ball, turn onto a lightly floured board and knead for several minutes. Add more flour a little at a time only if needed to keep the dough from sticking. When the dough is smooth and springy, place it in a lightly oiled bowl, turning it over once to coat the top with oil. Cover and put it in a warm place. Let it rise for 30 to 40 minutes, until the dough has doubled in size. Turn dough out onto a floured board and shape it into a large oval. Press whole sage leaves into the surface, let it rise 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Brush focaccia with olive oil and sprinkle it with sea salt. Bake it for 10 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 10 or 15 minutes more, until browned. Recipe adapted from "The Greens Cook Book" by Deborah Madison, Bantam, $29.95. Formatted by Lynn Thomas dcqp82a@....

Source: San Jose Mercury News 3-11-98.

Recipe by: San Jose Mercury News 3-11-98 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Nancy Berry <nlberry@...> on May 15, 1998

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