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Easy Onion Focaccia
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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® Butter


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 coarse ground pepper

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Stir together 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in large mixer bowl.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine water and 1/4 cup 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. STEP 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. STEP 4

    Place dough into 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. STEP 5

    Meanwhile, melt 1/4 cup 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. STEP 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, 1-2 inches apart, into dough with floured fingers or handle of wooden spoon.

  7. STEP 7

    Bake 25-30 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.

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Bread Machine Directions:

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2-pound Loaf:

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Read instruction manual for your bread machine; prepare bread according to manual directions for dough except decrease yeast to 1 3/4 teaspoons.

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Prepare topping, shape, and bake as directed above.

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1 1/2-pound Loaf:

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3 cups all-purpose flour

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1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast

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2 teaspoons sugar

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3/4 teaspoon salt

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1 cup plus 3 tablespoons water

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3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

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Read instruction manual for your bread machine; prepare bread according to manual instructions for dough.

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Prepare topping, shape and bake as directed above.

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