Saturday, February 6, 2010

Onion-Herb Focaccia


I made bread!  Well, sort of.  I used pizza dough.  But for someone who has a fear of dough and yeast, this is a great first step.  Baby steps, baby steps.  This was such an easy and fun bread to make.  My daughters got in the act and helped me make it.  Me and my girls really love eating bread...a little too much if you know what I mean.  Let's just say this pan of bread didn't last long.  It was AWESOME!!!  I know if you make this, your family will think you're AWESOME!!! 

This recipe came from the November 2009 edition of Food Network Magazine.  Click here for a printable version on Foodnetwork.com.  Read below for the quick instructions. 

Have a fun rest of the weekend.  And enjoy the Superbowl. (if you're watching it)  I'll be making my mother-in-law's sausage and peppers which I'll post about later.  I'll also be making some salsa, guacamole and cheese dip.  I already made dessert......these Lemon Bars.  This will all make my husband a very happy man.     


On a floured surface, roll out 1 pound of refrigerated pizza dough (my grocery store sells pizza dough in the bakery section) into a 10 x 15 inch rectangle.  Press into an oiled rimmed baking sheet. (I used olive oil)  Mix 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary and/or oregano (I used both), 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and a big pinch of sea salt.  Brush half of this herb oil over the dough, then set aside until puffy, about 1 hour.  Make dimples in the dough with your fingers and top with thin slices of onion and shaved parmesan.


Bake at 400 degrees until golden, about 20 minutes.  Brush with remaining herb oil.



One happy daughter!!!

Enjoy!

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  My grocery store, Publix, sells refrigerated pizza dough in the bakery section.  If your grocery store doesn't, then you may want to ask the bakery manager if they would sell it to you or make it available to the public.       

12 comments:

HoneyB said...

Oh yeah, I know what you mean! I think bread is a big downfall for many! Looks delicious Jamie!

Laura in Paris said...

I love it!

Ed Schenk said...

This looks delicious. What a great item for game day!

Mother Rimmy said...

Perfectly delicious! Looks like the kids are really enjoying. :)

Bellini Valli said...

Perfect and so versatile Jamie!!!!

Aggie said...

Yum yum yum yum yum.....

janelle said...

fantastic! Seriously, one of my 2010 goals was to conquer yeast dough;). AND I just posted about focaccia a week ago;). SO rewarding, isn't it? I still have much to learn, but am loving it (as do my 'tween' boys).

Patsyk said...

Looks amazing! I know it wouldn't last long in our house either!

Helene said...

Beautiful Focaccia.

Danyell said...

Yummy!!!! Looks delicious and I am a bread fanatic!!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

My kids would be so happy with this bread too! I need to find a store that sells refrigerator dough. It's nice for a quick meal!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom said...

That recipe is so simple. Yum. I'll bet your house smelled great too when it was baking in the oven.

 
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