Garlic-Rosemary Focaccia

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This wonderful recipe is from my “gourmet” sister who at one time owned her own bakery and gourmet take out.

1 C warm water

1 T dry active yeast

1 t salt

1 t sugar

2 1/2 C flour

1/4 C melted butter

4 large cloves garlic minced finely

1 lg sprig Rosemary minced finely

Sea salt

Freshly ground pepper

Cornmeal

Pour water into a large mixing bowl, sprinkle yeast over water and let dissolve.  Add salt, sugar and flour.  Mix well and knead for 5-7 minutes.  Place in a greased bowl and et rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  Punch down dough and let rest 5 minutes.  Divide in half  then on a lightly floured surface, roll dough into 10″ rounds.  Sprinkle cornmeal on a baking sheet.  Place rounds onto baking sheet.  Make “dimples” in dough with fingers, brush melted butter on rounds and let rise for 45 minutes.

Rising Focaccia

Minced Garlic

Heat oven to 400.  Spread garlic onto rounds equally and bake for 5 minutes.

Minced Rosemary

Remove from oven and sprinkle Rosemary, sea salt and pepper on top.  Bake for an additional 5 minutes.  Serve immediately or let cool and use for Chicken Salad Sandwiches.

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