Sunday, January 31, 2010


Hi! I made focaccia last week. Again, it was from this book. The dough is very similar to the dough used to make the ciabatta that I made a few weeks prior. The dough comes out so smooth and feels so good when I have to mess with it.

The process involves putting together the initial dough, stretching it out a bit, and putting it in a ball shape. Then I left it in the refrigerator, covered, for 2 to 3 days. At that point I spread the dough out into a big cookie sheet, and dotted it with my fingers.

The topping I used was a sort of herb oil. All it was was olive oil, red pepper flakes, minced garlic. chili powder, kosher salt and black pepper.

The focaccia was amazing right out of the oven. It was so crispy on top and soft underneath. I brought it into work the next day and it was still good but the top was no longer crispy. People seemed to like it, though.

Next up, pain au levain. My starter is well on its way already! (Sort of.)