---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Italian Flat Bread (Focaccia)
  Categories: Breads, Hand made, Bread-baker, Internation
       Yield: 1 servings
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour; to 3 c
   2 1/4    Active dry yeast; or quick
            -rise yeas
       1    Sugar
       1    Salt
       1 c  Warm water; very warm,
            ; (120 - 130 deg. f)
       1    Oil
     1/2 c  Chopped onion
       2    Butter or margarine
     1/4    Sugar
     1/8    Salt
   Recipe by: Red Star yeast
   The following is an outstanding recipe for Focaccia from Red Star yeast.
   first time I made it, I served it with steaming bowls of seasoned pinto
   and it was great.  Enjoy.
   In large mixer bowl, combine 1 1/2 c. flour, yeast, 1 T. sugar and 1 t.
   mix well. Add water and oil to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until
   moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in
   remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 8
   adding flour as needed. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
   let rise in warm place about 40 minutes (20 minutes for Quick Rise yeast).
   Prepare onion topping. In small skillet, saute onion in butter until soft.
   in 1/3 t. sugar and 1/8 t. salt.
   Punch down dough. On lightly floured surface, shape dough into a ball.
   Place on
   greased cookie sheet. Flatten to a 10-inch circle. With table knife, cut a
   circle in dough about 1 inch from edge, cutting almost through to cookie
   Prick center with a fork. Spread Onion Topping over the pricked dough.
   let rise in warm place about 30 minutes (15 minutes for Quick Rise). Bake
   375 deg. for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
   Variation. Omit Onion Topping. Instead of pricking top, cut a criss-cross
   design with a sharp knife. Brush bread with an egg glaze made by combining
   egg yolk and 1 T. milk or water. Sprinkle with sesame seed if desired.
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   >From: Billy Hatcher <0002040826@mcimail.com>