Herbed Focaccia Bread | Recipes

Herbed Focaccia Bread

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Makes:about 8 servings
Freezing:excellent

Send your taste buds on an Italian adventure! This savoury bread is made with zesty parmesan, fresh basil and a dash of garlic.

Ingredients

Dough

1 cup 250 mL water
2 tbsp 30 mL Crisco® Canola Oil
3 cups 750 mL Robin Hood® Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour
1 tsp 5 mL salt
1 tsp 5 mL dried basil
2 tsp 10 mL bread machine yeast

Topping

1 tbsp 15 mL Crisco Canola Oil
1/2 cup 125 mL fresh basil, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped (to taste)
2 tbsp 30 mL grated Parmesan cheese
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp 15 mL cornmeal (optional)

Directions

  1. Add ingredients for dough to machine according to manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Select Dough Cycle.
  3. Remove dough to lightly floured surface; cover with tea towel and let rest for 10 minutes. Grease a 13" x 9" (33 x 23 cm) cake pan and sprinkle with cornmeal, shaking to distribute it evenly. Press dough into pan. Drizzle with oil. Scatter remaining topping over oil. Cover with tea towel and let rise in warm place (75°- 85°F/24°- 29°C) until doubled (30 - 40 minutes).
  4. Poke deep holes with finger in risen dough about 1" (2.5 cm) apart.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).  
  6. Bake on lower oven rack of preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Remove from pan immediately; serve warm.

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