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Rosemary Red Onion Focaccia

Lodge Cast Iron | September 1, 2020

Focaccia is having a moment, and we're here for it. The tasty blend of red onion and rosemary in this recipe pair nicely with an olive oil and parmesan dipping sauce. Have other vegetables or herbs on hand, feel free to add them to the dough. Focaccia makes a great canvas for flavor; now's the time to play!

Level
Intermediate
Prep Time
10.5 hours
Cook Time
25 minutes or until golden brown
Serves
10-12
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Rosemary and Red Onion Focaccia Bread Recipe

Ingredients

Starter
  • ½ cup water, room temperature
  • ⅛ teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
Dough
  • 2½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
Toppings
  • Red onion, cut into ¼-inch thick rings
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt

Directions

Starter
  1. Mix starter ingredients together. Cover and let sit out overnight, 8 hours. 
Dough & Toppings
  1. Mix the starter with the dough ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Once combined, knead for 5 minutes. Cover the dough and let rise for one hour.  
  2. Spray the baking pan with oil and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. With your fingers, press the dough into the pan stretching it to the corners. Cover for 1 hour. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Mix the topping ingredients, except the salt.
  4. Drizzle the top of the dough with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. 
  5. Spread the toppings on the dough pressing the rings lightly onto the bread.  Sprinkle with salt.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing. 
     
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