Garlic and Pecorino Focaccia Bread

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10Ingredients
650Calories
105Minutes

Featuring two great tastes that taste great together — garlic and salty Pecorino cheese — this chewy foccacia comes together with little effort. After it's needed and allowed to rise, it's rolled out and pressed to fit a parchment-lined baking sheet before it's transferred to the oven and baked until golden. Serve it warm as is or with a side of marinara or garlic oil for dipping.

Ingredients

  • 450 grams flour
  • 170 grams water
  • 50 grams yeast
  • 10 grams salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • 50 grams pecorino cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Combine the flour with the yeast, add the oil, the water, the cheese, the garlic and the salt in a bowl, kneading the dough well.
  2. Place the dough onto a work surface and knead it well for 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Return the dough to the bowl, greased with oil and set it aside to rise to double its size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  5. When the dough has risen, place it on the work surface, shape it into a log and place it on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Roll the dough out to cover the entire baking sheet using a rolling pin and your hands.
  7. Let the dough rise on the baking sheet for 30 minutes.
  8. Press your fingers into the dough completely and cover the dough with the water, oil and a pinch of salt. Let it rise again completely until it doubles in size, about 90 minutes.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
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NutritionView more

650Calories
Sodium55%DV1320mg
Fat35%DV23g
Protein39%DV20g
Carbs31%DV92g
Fiber28%DV7g

PER SERVING *

Calories650Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat23g35%
Saturated Fat4g20%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol15mg5%
Sodium1320mg55%
Potassium260mg7%
Protein20g39%
Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate92g31%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Lacie H. 2 Jun 2015
Try this with cold water to delay the reaction of the yeast. This is supposed to produce a flakier bread, and it seems to work for me as long as I work quickly to get my ingredients mixed up. The bread reminded me of a cross between baguette bread and a thick pizza crust. That thickness of the crust must be a result of all that kneading and rising. The flavor profiles of this bread went well with Italian dishes. I actually topped mine with a little extra light olive oil, tomato sauce, oregano, mozzarella and a few pepperonis to make a sort of pseudo pizza.