What a weekend! Saturday Dillon took me to town so that I could deliver all the Cookie Grams I made, to pick up some fabric, be tech support for my mother-in-law lol and the best of all…. to babysit my granddaughter! I had a great time with the little one but it sure tuckered me out. I didn’t get my lazy ass out of bed until almost 10 o’clock on Sunday!!!! Once I got my marbled somewhat in order I did a little baking. The first thing I made was this Garlic Cheese Focaccia bread and it was delicious!
Here are the ingredients I used to make it…. other than the cheese because that was a last minute addition!
The first thing I did was add the warm water, yeast, 2 cups flour, salt, olive oil and 2 tsp. garlic powder to the bowl of my stand mixer and whisked it to form a dough.
Next I added another cup of flour and using my dough hook, mixed it to form a dough…. adding additional flour, as needed one tablespoon at a time, until I had a nice smooth dough.
I let the dough rise covered for about 10 minutes before rolling it into a circle on parchment paper to fit my cast iron skillet.
I flipped the dough circle out into my well oiled cast iron skillet and peeled off the parchment paper.
I covered the skillet and let it rise for about another 30 minutes.
Once the rising time was over, I started making dents in the dough using my fingers and stretching the dough a bit while I did it.
I drizzled and brushed the olive oil over the top of the dough.
And then sprinkled it with the grated cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and coarse salt.
I baked it at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, until the edges were starting to lightly brown and it was cooked through.
I cut it into wedges and served it up with dinner!
Garlic Cheese Focaccia Bread
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Rising Time: 40 + minutes Baking Time: 35 – 45 minutes Servings: 8
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 1/2 tsp. yeast
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
- 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously oil cast iron skillet with olive oil.
Pour the water into a large bowl and add yeast, 1 cup flour, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and salt.
Add another cup of flour and garlic powder and using dough hook mix to form a smooth dough.
- Allow dough to rise about 10 minutes.
After rising, roll dough into circle big enough to fit your skillet and then flip dough into well oiled skillet.
- Allow to rise and additional 35 – 40 minutes.
After rising time, use your fingers to poke dents in the dough,
Drizzle and brush the top of the dough with the olive oil.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and coarse salt evenly over the top of the dough.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until edges are starting to brown and it is cooked through.
- Cut into wedges and serve.