Thursday, March 22, 2012

Focaccia

I made some Turkish roasted peppers and thought, what better to serve them on but focaccia. This is a quick easy recipe.


Place 3/4 C. water in the bowl of your mixer. Add 3/4 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. sugar, 2 1/4 tsp. rapid rise yeast. add 1 T. diced fresh rosemary. Add 2 cups of flour and knead until you have a smooth dough.


Place the dough in a bowl coated with olive oil, cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled. It takes about 1 hour.

Turkish roasted peppers.


When the dough has risen, spread it out into a rectangle on parchment paper. It should be rather thin. Let it sit for 20 minutes.


Just before baking, brush the dough with olive oil, press your fingers all over the top of the dough to make little indentations and then crack sea salt over it.


Bake at 425 degrees until golden. Mine took about 12 minutes. Cool on a rack.

Eat a strip of pepper with each bite. If you want the recipe for the peppers click here. http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2011/08/turkish-roasted-peppers.html


I made the last food for the event this morning and The Blog Tech is en route as I type.


I made almost 70 cups of Asian noodle salad.


This stuff is wicked good! For the recipe, click here. http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2011/07/asian-noodle-salad.html

11 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

That salad does look DELICIOUS. I usually have mhy roasted peppers with grape leaves and NAAN. What is the difference between NAAN and FOCACCIA? They look very similiar to me?

laurie said...

wow, 70 cups, thats a whole lot of salad! That foraccia sounds wondeful, i haven't made that in along time, I have a huge rosemary plant so maybe thats what I'll do today, thanks for the inspiration, you must be tired, rest up today! I hope Teddy is well and recovered from the fungal infection,

Ina in Alaska said...

Those peppers would also be tasty with my scrambled eggs! I love roasted peppers - so good!

Also that Asian salad looks killer good!! That would be a great pot luck dish!

Hugs to Teddy!

Pricilla said...

You should set up a catering business!

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Looks so very delicious. I will have to try that focaccia.
The salad sounds so womnderful.
Have a great day.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I like focaccia but I've never baked it myself. Perhaps I'll try it before the season to have the fire burning in the stove is over.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I have made the salad before and it is fabulous! I'm making focaccia in about 10 minutes and I have my marinated roasted red peppers from last summer and that is supper tonight. With wine of course. I know the party will be a huge sucess.

injoyinmylife said...

Gosh I love focaccia bread! When I lived in CA and worked in Beverly Hills, they had an Italian restaurant that we would often go to for lunch and they had the best bread ever. This reminds me of it.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Can the Blog Tech be trusted to drive everything there without stopping on the side of the road for a quick nosh?

Julia said...

Oh I've never made foaccia before but you've made it look very doable! :) I LOVE Turkish roasted red peppers too. Perfect combination.

Nellie said...

Wonderful, wonderful food! It should be well-received!