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Fococcia
Submitted by:  FLEISCHMANN'S
    

 

 
 
 

" Pronounced (foh-KAH-chee-ah), this Italian flat bread is one of the easiest yeast breads to bake. And, you can top your focaccia with a variety of toppings, such as the three listed below "
 
Ingredients
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 package FLEISCHMANN'S RapidRise Yeast

2 1/2 teaspoons SPICE ISLANDS Oregano (leaves) 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup very warm water (120 to 130oF) 

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 egg

Topping (select one, recipes follow)
 
   
Directions
1  

In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, oregano, and salt. Stir very warm water and oil into dry ingredients. Stir in egg and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

2  

With lightly oiled hands, spread dough in oiled 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Spread with selected topping. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in warm, draft-free place until almost doubled in size, about 15 to 30 minutes.

3  

Bake at 400oF for 25 minutes or until done. Let cool in pan on wire rack or serve warm, cut into squares.

SPECIALTY TOPPINGS:

ONION AND HERB: Combine 1/4 cup olive oil and 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion in large skillet; cook over medium heat, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft but not browned. Spread onion mixture over dough. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon SPICE ISLANDS Rosemary, crushed; and 1 teaspoon coarse salt, if desired.

PARMESAN AND PECAN: Drizzle 1/4 cup olive oil over dough. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese; press nuts into dough.

BLUE CHEESE AND WALNUT: Drizzle 1/4 cup olive oil over dough. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese; press nuts into dough.

 
 
Makes 12 servings