Easy Onion Focaccia
Onion and garlic topped bread is perfect for a deli-style sandwich. Using the bread machine variation saves time when making this recipe.
60 min.prep time
3 3/4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 medium (about 1 cup) red onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
Stir together 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in large mixer bowl.
Combine water and butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 120-130°F (2 to 4 minutes). (Butter does not need to melt completely.) Add warm water mixture to flour mixture. Beat at low speed to moisten flour. Increase speed to medium. Beat, scraping bowl often, until smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Stir in enough remaining flour by hand until dough forms a ball and leaves side of bowl.
Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking (3 to 5 minutes).
Place dough in large greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover loosely with plastic food wrap; let rise in warm place until double in size (45 to 60 minutes).
Meanwhile, melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften (about 5 minutes); add garlic and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened but not browned (2 to 3 minutes); set aside.
Heat oven to 375°F. Punch down dough; shape into a ball. Cover with plastic food wrap; let stand 10 minutes. Place dough on large greased baking sheet. Press into 12-inch circle. Spoon onion mixture evenly over dough. Make 1/2-inch deep indentations, 1 to 2 inches apart, into dough with floured fingers or handle of wooden spoon.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; serve warm.
Italian Focaccia: Omit onion topping. Prepare focaccia as directed. Before baking brush dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning on top. Make indentations and bake as directed.
Bread Machine Directions:
Read instruction manual for your bread machine; prepare bread according to manual directions for dough except decrease yeast to 1 3/4 teaspoons.
Prepare topping, shape, and bake as directed above.
1 1/2-pound Loaf:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
Read instruction manual for your bread machine; prepare bread according to manual instructions for dough.
Prepare topping, shape and bake as directed above.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Recipe #11046©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.