How to make it

  • Place warm water (105° to 115°F) into a medium bowl; mix in sugar; sprinkle yeast over surface.
  • Stir to combine, allow to sit for about 5 minutes or until yeast foams; add olive oil, combine.
  • Add flour and salt, mix well, scraping bowl edges.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Grease a large bowl; form dough into a ball, place into bowl and turn to coat.
  • Cover with a tea towel or light cloth; place in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
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  • For pizza:
  • Preheat oven to 425°F;
  • sprinkle cornmeal onto two pizza pans (11- or 12-inch diameter).
  • Punch down dough to press out air; divide into two balls and roll out each to fit prepared pans.
  • Add pizza toppings of your choosing and bake for 20 minutes or until crust is browned.
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  • For focaccia:
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Brush a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with oil.
  • Gently press risen dough into pan, smoothing the top and creating small dimples with your fingers.
  • Lightly brush with olive oil and sprinkle with a little rosemary and coarse salt, if desired.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes.

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  • pointsevenout 9 years ago
    Made this per the focaccia instructions. Came out a little crusty. Maybe back off on the bake time a little?
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  • pointsevenout 9 years ago
    This recipe only has one rise time. Is it OK to use fast rising yeast?
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    " It was excellent "
    chefperiwinkle ate it and said...
    There is nothing wrong with this dough, Chef Elaine, and it's worthy of a five.
    Chef P
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  • theoldrecluse 10 years ago
    Thanks! Now I can make my own! FIVE

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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I will try it - love your idea of olive oil, rosemary and salt topping!
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  • jlv1023 10 years ago
    hope this one works a lot better than my last try, will give it a try

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Hats off to the chef great recipe thanks
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