Is everyone ready for Easter?
I think I finally am.
We are hosting this year and we have a big crowd this time.
We will have ham, pasta and all the sides.
There always has to be pasta incorporated some how in my family.
So I made this bread, this amazing focaccia bread.
I call it pizza without the sauce and cheese.
Well that's what it is really anyway.
The olive oil in combination
with the rosemary and salt just
makes this bread so dang delicious!
So this is where it gets serious.
2 tablespoons really good olive oil, plus more
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 envelope)
1/4 teaspoon honey
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of sea salt
Stir together the water, honey, and yeast until dissolved, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic cloves, 1/4 cup rosemary, flour, and salt until a dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Place into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet, with olive oil.
Deflate dough, and press into prepared baking sheet. Using your fingers make dimples in the dough. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with 1 tablespoon sea salt.
Bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden brown; 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into squares and serve immediately. Dip in my Sun Dried Tomato Dipping Oil.