*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Herb Focaccia
 
 Recipe By     : Pillsbury’s Complete Book of Baking
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:45
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
    1      teaspoon      sugar
    1      teaspoon      salt
    1      package       fast acting yeast
    1      cup           water
    2      tablespoons   oil
    1                    egg
    3      tablespoons   olive -- plus 1 tablespoon
    1      teaspoon      dried rosemary OR
    1      teaspoon      dried basil -- crushed
 
 Grease cookie sheet. In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and
 yeast; mix well.  In small saucepan, heat water and oil until very warm
 (120* to 130*F).  Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture.  Blend at
 low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at medium spread.  By hand,
 stir in an additional 1 3/4 cup flour until dough pulls away from sides
 of bowl.  On floured surface, knead in 3/4 cup flour until dough is
 smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.  Cover with large bowl; let rest 5
 minutes.
 
 Place dough on greased cookie sheet.  Roll or press to 12-in circle. 
 Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in
 warm place (80* to 85*F) until light and doubled in size, about 30
 minutes.
 
 Heat over to 400*F.  Uncover dough.  With fingers or handle of wooden
 spoon, poke holes in dough at 1 inch intervals.  Drizzle 3 to 4
 tablespoons olive oil over top of dough.  Sprinkle evenly with rosemary.
 
 Bake at 400*F for 17 to 27 minutes or until golden brown.  Immediately
 remove form cookie sheet; cool on wire rack.
 
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