Easy Onion Focaccia

Easy Onion Focaccia
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Onion and garlic topped bread is perfect for a deli-style sandwich.
1 hour
Prep Time
2:20
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Bread

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
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Salted Butter

Topping

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 medium (about 1 cup)
red onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon
coarsely ground pepper

Directions

  1. Stir together 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in large mixer bowl.
  2. Combine water and butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-4 minutes or until mixture reaches 120°F-130°F. (Butter does not need to melt completely.) Add warm water mixture to flour mixture. Beat at low speed to moisten flour. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour until dough forms a ball and leaves side of bowl.
  3. Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 3-5 minutes or until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking.
  4. Place dough in large greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover loosely with plastic food wrap; let rise in warm place 45-60 minutes or until double in size.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until onion begins to soften; add garlic and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until onion is softened but not browned; set aside.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; serve warm.

Recipe Tips

Variation:
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.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
210
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
32g
Protein
5g
Fat
7g
Sodium
250mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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