Fun Flavorful Focaccia Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 1 Teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1 Packet of Bread Yeast (2 if Expired) or .25 Ounces of Beer Yeast
  • 3 and 1/4 Cups of Flour (add a tablespoon or 2 more if needed for proper consistency)
  • 2 Teaspoons of Sea Salt Plus 1 Teaspoon Reserved for Over the Vegetables
  • 1/2 Cup of Olive Oil Plus 2 Tablespoons Reserved for Over the Vegetables
  • Various Cut Vegetables ( I used peppers, onions, tomatoes)
  • Various Fresh Herbs ( I used rosemary, oregano, thyme, dill)

Instructions

  1. Put the water in a microwave safe bowl and place in microwave for 40 seconds.
  2. Add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved
  3. Add the yeast and stir
  4. Let it sit until it bubbles and gets frothy (approximately 15 minutes)
  5. Grease a large bowl with the olive oil and set aside
  6. In another large bowl combine the flour, salt and two tablespoons of olive oil
  7. Pour in the yeast water
  8. Mix until you have a formed ball
  9. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until it is gluteny has no more bumps or cracks
  10. Add the dough to the bowl with the olive oil, cover it with plastic wrap or a towel and let it rise for an hour. Your dough should double in size.
  11. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
  12. Grease a 9×13 baking pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the dough
  13. Make sure it reaches all the corners of the pan poke little finger ridges all over the top
  14. Decorate your bread with the vegetables and herbs
  15. Drizzle the olive oil over vegetable and add your sea salt
  16. Bake 25 minutes until it is golden on the top and bottom.
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