Rosemary Currant Focaccia

Oxmoor House
For a little extra flavor, use lemon olive oil in this recipe. Find it in well-stocked supermarkets on the specialty oils and vinegars aisles.
12 wedges.

Ingredients

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2 3/4 cups bread flour, divided
1 package rapid-rise yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons olive oil
Vegetable cooking spray
1/4 cup currants
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl, stirring well. Combine water and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a saucepan; place over medium heat until mixture is very warm (120° to 130°).

Gradually add liquid mixture to flour mixture, beating well at low speed of an electric mixer. Beat 2 additional minutes at medium speed. Gradually stir in enough of the remaining 3/4 cup bread flour to make a soft dough.

Turn dough out onto work surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 40 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Punch dough down; turn out onto work surface, and flatten slightly. Sprinkle currants and rosemary over dough; knead gently to incorporate currants and rosemary. Cover and let dough rest 15 minutes.

Roll dough into an 11-inch circle; place on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Let dough rest 10 minutes. Brush dough with 1 teaspoon olive oil, and sprinkle evenly with kosher salt. Poke holes in dough at 1-inch intervals with handle of a wooden spoon. Bake at 500° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Cut into wedges.

Created date

August 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 152
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 3.4 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 4.2 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 295 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg