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Gael’s Saturday Focaccia

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Gael’s Saturday Focaccia

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Gael Gael

Gael Clauson, a long-time member of our King Arthur Flour retail staff, is understood for making contemporary, sizzling focaccia on Saturday mornings to proportion with guests to our Baker’s Store right here in Vermont. This comfortable, herb-scented bread is wildly well-liked, and for simply explanation why: it is scrumptious as is, similarly excellent dipped in marinara, and excellent with soup or salad.

At a look

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
2 spherical loaves

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fast yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • half of cup semolina flour*
  • four half of to five cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 to three tablespoons herbes de Provence
  • half of teaspoon floor black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic oil or olive oil, for the pan
  • *While semolina provides great colour and texture, exchange unbleached all-purpose flour, if desired.

Topping

  • herbes de Provence
  • coarse sea salt
  • coarsely floor black pepper, non-compulsory
  • garlic oil or olive oil

Dough

  • 16 oz lukewarm water
  • half of ounce sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fast yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 7/eight ounce olive oil
  • 2 7/eight oz semolina flour*
  • 19 to 21 1/four oz King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 to three tablespoons herbes de Provence
  • half of teaspoon floor black pepper
  • 7/eight ounce garlic oil or olive oil, for the pan
  • *While semolina provides great colour and texture, exchange unbleached all-purpose flour, if desired.

Topping

  • herbes de Provence
  • coarse sea salt
  • coarsely floor black pepper, non-compulsory
  • garlic oil or olive oil

Dough

  • 454g lukewarm water
  • 14g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fast yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 25g olive oil
  • 82g semolina flour*
  • 539g to 602g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 to three tablespoons herbes de Provence
  • half of teaspoon floor black pepper
  • 25g garlic oil or olive oil, for the pan
  • *While semolina provides great colour and texture, exchange unbleached all-purpose flour, if desired.

Topping

  • herbes de Provence
  • coarse sea salt
  • coarsely floor black pepper, non-compulsory
  • garlic oil or olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine the water, sugar, yeast, salt, and olive oil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and yeast.
  2. Stir within the semolina, then four half of cups of the all-purpose flour, the herbs, and the black pepper. Knead the dough — via hand, mixer, or in a bread gadget set at the dough cycle — till it is easy. It’ll be slightly comfortable. Gael says, “Your completed dough will have to be like a marshmallow, really easy to knead. It will have to blank the perimeters of the bowl, in case you are the usage of a mixer. If the dough turns out too slack, upload extra flour a tablespoon at a time till it comes in combination. It will have to really feel wet and comfortable; cheesy like a sticky be aware, however now not sticky.”
  3. Place the dough in a flippantly oiled bowl and switch the dough on both sides to coat with oil. Cover it loosely with plastic wrap, and let it upward thrust for 90 mins in a heat position, or till doubled in measurement.
  4. Gently deflate/de-gas the dough via urgent flippantly; no wish to punch it, says Gael. Turn it out onto a flippantly floured counter; it will have to really feel like a large marshmallow, very pliable.
  5. Lightly grease two eight” or nine” spherical cake pans, and drizzle 1 tablespoon garlic oil or olive oil into each and every pan, brushing it around the backside. “The oil will insure that the ground of the focaccia shall be crispy and attractive,” says Gael.
  6. Divide the dough in part and gently form it into rounds to suit whichever pans you may have selected. Place the roughs into the ready pans, duvet the pans, and let the dough upward thrust for 45 mins in a heat position, till puffy.
  7. While the dough is emerging, preheat your oven to 425°F.
  8. Use your hands to softly however firmly dimple the dough, making focaccia’s signature little hills and valleys. Sprinkle the highest with herbes de Provence, a bit of of coarse sea salt for crunch and taste, and coarsely floor black pepper (if desired). Drizzle with garlic oil or olive oil.
  9. Bake the focaccia in the course of the oven for approximately 30 mins, or till it is flippantly browned and baked thru. It will have to be brown and crispy at the backside.
  10. Remove the focaccia from the oven, and switch it out of the pans onto a rack to chill simply somewhat ahead of serving. Serve with warmed marinara sauce as a dip, or simply as is with soup or salad.
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