Focaccia D'oliva, Rosmarino E Cipolla

“Olive, Rosemary and Onion Focaccia”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook stir together the yeast, the sugar, and 1 and 3/4 cups lukewarm water and proof the yeast mixture for 5 minutes, or until it is foamy.
  2. Stir in 4 and 1/2 cups of the flour, the salt, and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and knead the dough, scraping down the dough hook occasionally and adding as much of the remaining 1/2 cup flour as necessary to form a soft, slightly sticky dough, for 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn it to coat it with the olive oil, and let it rise, covered, in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it is double in bulk.
  4. Knead in the chopped rosemary, press the dough with lightly oiled hands into a well-oiled 15 and 1/2 by 10 and 1/2-inch jelly-roll pan, and let it rise, covered loosely, for 30 minutes. The dough may be made 8 hours in advance and kept covered and chilled.
  5. Dimple the dough with your fingertips, making 1/4-inch-deep indentations, brush it with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and top it with the onion, the olives, the salt, and the whole rosemary leaves.
  6. Bake the focaccia in the bottom third of a preheated 400° F. oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until it is golden and cooked through.
  7. Transfer the focaccia to a rack, let it cool for 10 minutes, and serve it, cut into squares, warm or at room temperature.

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