Sunday, August 15, 2010

You have to try this bread!

I love bread, man I love carbs...all carbs, but really love bread.  I found this recipe and tried it and LOVED it and now making it again...and again...and again... Cheesy Focaccia Bread.  It is so simple and quick and delicious. 

Here is the lovely bread rising for 20 minutes, right after my tender kneading of the dough...actually it was more like a beat down!

Tonight it will be the crust of my BBQ chicken pizza....the only change I made this time was used half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour...we shall see how it turns out.  Oh, and threw in some red pepper flakes. 
I further had my way with the crust when I spread it out on the pizza stone.  Shhh, I forgot to preheat the stone to give it that extra crispy bottom...don't tell His Majesty, he won't be happy.
Then I slapped on some BBQ sauce and scrambled for my toppings, which happened to be grilled chicken, sauteed onions and green peppers, and cilantro.  I think it looks rather tasty....oh yeah, I did cook the little devil pre sauce and toppings for 10 minutes...just to speed it along.  Then slung it back in the oven post toppings for about 15 more minutes.  (light on the cheese please, so I can justify ice cream and Diet Pepsi cupcakes later!!!)

Ta-da beautifully baked and crisped pizza with this amazing bread recipe.  Now, you may hate it, but I love it :)
***post eating time remember to preheat the pizza stone then molest the dough all over it....that might help crisp it more, since the sauce stops a lot of the crisping process.
When you make this focaccia following the recipe and eating as a bread, it has a wonderful texture...go try it!

Now I can go spin some fiber and pick out a little project to use up 85 yards of my handspun...that means pattern search!


Fru-la-la! said...

looks amazing and yummy!

Brenda said...

Looks and sounds delicious. The stitch markers arrived - love them!!!! Thanks