Friday, March 20, 2015

Parmesan Focaccia (Bread Machine recipe)


3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp dry milk
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp dried oregano
1 7/16 cup water
1 1/2 tsp dry yeast

olive oil
Parmesan cheese (about 1/4 cup or more, according to preference)

Add ingredients to your bread machine according to the manufacturer's directions and run, using dough cycle.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Wipe the inside of a twelve-inch cast iron skillet with olive oil (be a bit generous). Put the dough in the skillet and spread to cover bottom of the pan. Let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Using a very clean finger, poke holes into the bread. Drizzle olive oil into the holes (again, don't be stingy). Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Puddles of oil may remain, but will be absorbed by the bread as it cools.