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Prosciutto-and-Provolone-Stuffed Focaccia

HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Yield 10 servings
Wrap individual slices in aluminum foil, and freeze. Pull one slice out in the morning before going to work and it should thaw by the time you're ready for a break. Or remove slices from foil and reheat on a paper plate in the microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) about 1 minute.

Ingredients

  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm fat-free milk (105° to 115°)
  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1 cup semolina or pasta flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese, divided
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 319
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 10.2 g
  • satfat 3.8 g
  • monofat 5.2 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 14 g
  • carbohydrate 43.2 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 14 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 370 mg
  • calcium 137 mg

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Stir in 3 cups bread flour, semolina, oil, and salt to yeast mixture to form a stiff dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining bread flour, one tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking.

  2. 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, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down; roll into a 15 x 10-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Place on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Place 2 ounces cheese down the center of the short length of dough; top with 2 ounces prosciutto and 2 tablespoons chives. Fold one short end of dough over filling. Place 2 ounces cheese, 2 ounces prosciutto, and 2 tablespoons chives on top of fold. Fold remaining short end over filling, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover focaccia, and let rise 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°.

  4. Uncover dough. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Remove from baking sheet; cool on wire rack. Cut loaf crosswise into 10 slices.