Monday, February 24, 2014

Rosemary Focaccia Bread {SRC}

Easy to put together, no knead focaccia bread done in under two hours. Perfect addition to any meal.

This month for the Secret Recipe Club I got Sally from Bewitching Kitchen.  Sally does science research at Kansas State University one of the universities I work with so I immediately felt a connection. She grew up in Brazil and lived in Paris so her recipes have a very international flare.  There were several recipes I was picking between - Tlayuda, Mexican pizza, Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry, and pretty much every bread recipe. And boy does she have a lot of bread recipes. It must be from her time in Paris. 

I ultimately ended up with a bread recipe. The No Knead Focaccia to be exact.  We were planning a semi special meal and I wanted something nice to serve with it.  Nice to me means warm bread. Having this focaccia was like the warm, irresistible bread basket in front of you at a restaurant.

The whole recipe from start to out of the oven was done in under two hours. Not bad for homemade bread. It was wonderful with dinner and then we used the extra for sandwiches the next day.

If you haven't visited Sally's Bewitching Kitchen please do. She is a very active member of SRC and I swear she visits every blog to comment each month. Thanks Sally for the great recipe!

Rosemary Focaccia

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus 40 minutes ri
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: bake bread
Ingredients (serves 12)
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 4 cups unbleached bread flour
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 2 T chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add lukewarm water, sprinkle yeast over water and stir until dissolved. Turn on low with a dough hook and mix 2 cups of flour and salt until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining 2 cups of flour, stirring for 2 more minutes, just until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, and the flour is fully incorporated.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes.

Heat the oven to 500F. Oil a 13×18 inch baking sheet.

Place the dough onto the middle of the baking sheet, drizzle the surface with 2 tsp olive oil. gently use your fingers stretch the dough to the edges of the sheet, making indentations as you go. If needed drizzle a bit more olive oil on the surface. Finish by sprinkling the top with rosemary and salt.

Place in the oven and reduce the temperature to 450F. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.
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  1. Oh, what a sweet write up, made my day! Thank you so much, and how cool that you work with KSU! We moved less than 2 years ago and I can tell you it was a very wise decision for our professional life!

    Glad you enjoyed the focaccia, it is a go-to recipe for me when I want a nice bread without the involvement of a sourdough... works every time!

    Have a wonderful Reveal Day!!!!!!

  2. Oh yes, Sally is QUITE the bread baker! What a gift to get her blog. I would like a grilled cheese sandwich with this bread, today for lunch. It's only 5 a.m. here right now (can't sleep!), so I might just go turn on the oven!

  3. What a great pick for SRC. I've never made focaccia but I can only imagine how good it is fresh baked.

  4. I love focaccia bread. This looks delicious!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  5. Yummm - I can smell it through the screen! Great SRC pick!!

  6. I love focaccia bread~ Great SRC pick~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Taangerines

  7. awesome recipe. I have a Focaccia Recipe on my site but, it takes MUCH longer.....can't wait to try this. Great Pick. Shari@myjudythefoodie

  8. I love Sally's blog. She is a bread master! Your focaccia sounds delicious! Great choice!

  9. Beautiful bread! I love focaccia! Also, loved being assigned your blog this month. Your frozen yogurt was perfect!

  10. Mmmmm I love focaccia and this one looks SOOO simple and delish!

  11. This bread looks amazing!! Thanks for introducing me to Sally's blog. She is doing research just like me!

  12. Done in two hours? Sign me up!

    No but really, a good piece of focaccia is my absolute weakness!
    Pinning immediately ~

  13. I love focaccia! This looks great. Awesome pick this month :)

  14. I'm always looking for quick fresh bread - will have to bookmark this one! There is something special about a basket of bread isn't there?!

  15. bread, love focaccia! Great choice. Fellow Group D'er

  16. I tried to make focaccia a few years ago and somehow it didn't work out well - I can't remember why. I ended up with fear of focaccia and I can see I need to try again. This bread looks fabulous. Great SRC pick!

  17. Making Focaccia bread is on my to do list this year... you're inspiring me with this wonderful bread. :)


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