Sunday Brunch: Focaccia
You can never have too many bread recipes, so give Sunday Brunch: Focaccian a try. This recipe makes 4 servings with 526 calories, 14g of protein, and 8g of fat each. This recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. Head to the store and pick up active yeast, warm water, flour, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a vegan diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Place the yeast and sugar in warm water and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Combine all-purpose flour and salt in a large bowl and mix to combine. Once yeast has foamed, combine with remaining water and olive oil and slowly combine with flour and salt, mixing with a wooden spoon; then turn out onto a floured work surface and continue to knead with your hands until a dough comes together. Knead for an additional 5 minutes until gluten begins to form and dough becomes resistant to kneading.
Sprinkle with flour and cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450°F. Once dough has risen, grease a baking sheet with olive oil, then punch down dough and roll out until dough covers almost all of baking sheet.
Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper (and additional herbs and/or sun dried tomato) and bake until light brown and crisp, about 22 minutes.