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                                FOCACCIA #3
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       pk           Yeast
    1       c            Warm Water
    1       t            Salt
    3       tb           Olive Oil
      1/4   ts           Sugar
    2 1/2   c            Unbleached Flour
                         Coarse sea Salt
                         Optional- green Olives
                         Optional- chopped Onion
 
   Dissolve yeast in warm water with olive oil, 1 tsp.
   salt, and sugar.
   
   Stir in the flour a little at a time; when you can no
   longer stir, turn the dough onto a floured board and
   knead till the dough is smooth and elastic.
   
   Place dough in an oiled bowl and let rise till it has
   doubled in size, about 30-40 minutes.
   
   Shape the dough into an oval 1/2 inch thick with a
   rolling pin. Make decorative cuts on the top of the
   loaf with a sharp knife.
   
   Place the loaf on an oiled baking sheet, brush with
   olive oil, and sprinkle with coarse salt (also sprinkle
   with optional chopped olives or chopped onions, if
   desired).Let rise 20 minutes.
   
   Pre-heat oven to 450F degrees. Bake loaf for 20-30
   minutes, until bread is nicely browned.
   
   Serve hot from the oven.
  
 
 
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