Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Rosemary Focaccia 
Time: 1 hour
Yield: 2 large round loaves
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up! 


1 batch French Bread recipe
 2 T olive oil
4 T butter, melted
3 medium sized tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1 medium sized zucchini
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
Italian Seasoning Grinder
freshly ground salt
freshly ground pepper


Olive oil 
Balsamic Vinegar
 


1. Make a batch of French Bread dough. That treasure of a recipe and lot of step by step photos can be found by clicking here. And when I say treasure...I mean it. It's one of those magical recipes you'll be glad to have in your back pocket. T.R.E.A.S.U.R.E.
2. Divide the dough in to two equal halves. Place 1 T of oil in the center of each stone, pizza pan, or cookie sheet and spread it around with your hand. Don't have a stone? No worries....a cookie sheet, or a round pizza pan will work just fine. There is no rule saying Focaccia should be round. In fact, there could quite easily be some Italian rule saying it should be square. Of that, I would not know. I'm just a girl with a baking addiction and a lot of flour hanging out in her basement. (and vegetables growing in the weed infested garden)
Shape your dough into balls and set them on your stone or sheet.
  3. Get busy slicing up your veggies while your dough rests on the pans. You don't need to cut the Rosemary, just slide it off the hard stick it grows on. You don't want to ingest the hard stick. Just the lovely green needle looking like things.
4. Press your dough down and stretch it out to the corners of your sheet. Pour 2 T butter over each dough. Grind  some of this fabulous Italian Seasoning over the top of the butter dough. Layer your veggies and Rosemary on top.
5. Now we need a little S and P. Freshly ground Sea Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper are in love with each other. At least, I am in love with them. If you don't have any on hand you can use regular salt and pepper. However, throw these two into your shopping cart next time you  hit the store. I buy them at Costco, but have seen smaller containers at regular grocery stores. The grinder is right on the top. So! Grind a bit of both over the top of you veggies.
6. Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes.Or, until it becomes golden brown along the edges, and the underside is golden as well.

  7. Throw some Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar in a small bowl and dip your tasty bread into it.Enjoy!



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