Focaccia Bread

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This is one of our favorite snacks. Usually this bread is seasoned with olive oil and salt, but it also has Italian herbs added. Generally, it is eaten by dipping the bread in a bowl with a mixture olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.

3 cups bread flour
1 ½ cups hot water from the tap
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. sugar
½ tsp. yeast

Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a baking spatula. Cover and set aside for 2 hours to let the dough rise.

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2 TBSP Italian herbs
1-2 TBSP olive oil
Sea salt

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Assist the dough on a floured board and knead for several minutes. In a 9” round non-stick baking pan pour one TBSP of olive oil. Place bread dough in the baking pan and stretch to the sides. Turn over bread dough making sure both side are covered with oil. Sprinkle on the herbs and sea salt. With a spoon press the herbs and salt into the dough.

Bake 30 minutes in 425⁰ oven. Remove and serve.

Dip bread in a mix of olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.

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