I thought that I would share my easy peasy foccacia bread recipe as it goes with so many meals.
I often make a large colourful vegetarian salad and serve it on the side when I have a friend over for lunch.
I love it with homemade soups as it is simple and is great to dip when no one is watching!
It is stellar with a tomato based sauce and pasta...and sooo good with steamed clams in wine.
It's a Bungalow Basic.
Pour in a large bowl 1 1/3 c. warm water stir in 1 tbsp. sugar sprinkle 1 tbsp. quick acting yeast on top and let sit for 10 minutes.
Add 3c. unbleached flour, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and 1 tsp. salt...mix with lightly oiled hands and knead on floured countertop until smooth and flour is blended. Shape into a ball.
Oil same bowl, put dough in and cover with tea towel for at least and hour in a warm location free from drafts.
Lightly oil a cookie sheet...spread dough out so it just about fills the sheet.
Rest 20 minutes.
Poke your finger and make depressions into dough every inch or so. Brush with 2 tbsp. olive oil, garnish with fresh rosemary, and 1 tsp. Fleur de Sel salt.
Bake at 425 degrees for 13 minutes.
Let cool on sheet before serving.
I made a cauliflower soup from the French Market Cookbook and paired it with this bread delivered to the parents-in-waiting.
What would you pair this bread with?