Savory onion flatbread (focaccia)

Yield: 16 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N -mary wilson bwvb02b
1 pack Quick-rise yeast
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Sugar
\N \N Flour; (see direction)
\N \N Olive or salad oil
\N \N Cornmeal
1 small Onion
1 small Garlic clove
1 tablespoon Chopped parsley
¾ teaspoon Dried oregano leaves
¾ teaspoon Dried rosemary leaves; crush
1 teaspoon Coarse salt; optional

In large bowl, combine yeast, sugar, and 1 cup flour. In 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat 2 tbsp. olive or salad oil and ⅔ cup water until very warm (125` to 130`F). With mixer at low speed, beat liquid into dry ingredients just until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes.

Stir in ½ cup flour and ⅓ cup cornmeal.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes, working in more flour (up to ½ cup) while kneading.

Divide the dough in half; shape each half into a ball. Cover and let rest 15 minutes.

On floued surface, roll half of dough into a 12-inch round. Sprinkle large cookie sheet with with cornmeal; place dough round on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining douh, placing second round on another cookie sheet. Cover and let rise in warm place (80` to 85`F) 30 minutes or until doubled.

While dough is rising, mince onion. With flat side of knife, crush garlic clove. In small saucepan over medium-high heat, in 3 tbsp. hot olive or salad oil, cook onion and garlic until tender but not browned; discard garlic. Preheat oven to 450`F.

With dull edge of knife, score each dough round into 8 wedges; prick with a fork in many places. Brush rounds with onion mixture in saucepan; sprinkle with parsley, oregano, rosemary, and, if you like, coarse.

Place cookie sheets on 2 oven racks and bake 10 to 23 minutes until golden, switching cookie sheets between upper and lower rack halfway through cooking. Serve warm or cool on wire racks to serve later. To serve, cut or break apart on scoed lines. Makes 16 wedges.

Each wedge without coarse salt: About 95 cal, 4 g fat, 0 mg chol, 135 mg sod.

MC formatted and busted by Martha Hicks 4/98 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "Mega-bytes" <mega-bytes@...> on Apr 9, 1998

Similar recipes