How to Make Focaccia

Fluffy, salty and perfumed with olive oil and rosemary, these little hunks of love are great as casual appetizers, simple snacks, or as substitutes for dinner rolls (man, I should be writing ad copy). Begin by combining your ingredients in the bowl of a mixer. Add about 5-6 ounces of the water, and mix on […]

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Focaccia Recipe

There are several possible ways to go with focaccia, depending on the texture you like. Here’s my base recipe, and I’ll do my best to show you how to vary it. 16 ounces bread flour or Italian 00 (for bread or pizza) 16 ounces poolish (a double recipe) or starter. 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast 1 […]

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What else can I put on focaccia?

There’s almost no limit to what can go on focaccia, but like pizza, the sparer you are with your toppings, the better the result. Salt, herbs and oil is the classic combo, and the herbs can be whatever you like: rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, tarragon, chervil…either by themselves or in combination. Roasted […]

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Focaccia Debrief

Our neighbor girls (ages 8 and 11) are prone to wander by every so often, especially in the summer. The older of the two has a knack for showing up whenever focaccia is about to go in the oven. She peers at the sheet pan, wrinkles her nose and says: “So you’re making that snot […]

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