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       Title: FOCACCIA #3
  Categories: Breads, Italian
       Yield: 4 Servings
 
    1.00 pk Yeast
    1.00 c  Warm Water
    1.00 ts Salt
    3.00 tb Olive Oil
    0.25 ts Sugar
    2.50 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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