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Bread Machine Focaccia Recipe With Basil

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Bread Machine Focaccia Recipe

Bread Machine Focaccia Recipe

Bread Machine Focaccia Photo © Diana Rattray
This is a great-tasting bread, and it's quick and easy to prepare in the bread machine. Make this bread to go with a pasta meal or hearty soup or chowder.

Yield: Makes 1 Loaf

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • fresh ground black pepper or cracked black pepper
  • kosher salt, optional

Preparation:

Put the water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, flour, salt, sugar, basil, and yeast in the bread machine in the order recommended by your bread machine manufacturer. Select the dough cycle.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Remove the dough from the bread machine pan and pat into a circle about 3/4 inch thick on a lightly greased baking sheet or pizza pan. With fingertips, make a dozen or so deep indentations over the dough, then brush with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with freshly ground or cracked black pepper and a little coarse kosher salt, if desired.

Bake for about 20 minutes. Brush with a little more olive oil before serving.

Serves 4.

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