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Yeast Breads

Pizza Crust (Makes 2 Regular Size Pizzas or 1 Stuffed Pizza)

1 pkg active dry yeast

1 1/2 C warm water

3 3/4 C flour

1 t sugar

2 T olive oil

2 t salt

Add yeast to water, let sit 2-3 min.  Add 1/2 C flour and the sugar, let stand 2-3 min.  Add 1/2 C flour at a time until dough is thick but still sticky.  Add remaining ingredients.  Add the rest of the flour.  Knead dough.  Cover and let rise 15-45 minutes.  Roll out dough and prepare pizza.  Bake at 450 degrees, 5 min on top rack, 10 minutes on bottom rack.

 

Rosemary Salt Top Foccacia Bread

Weese Windsor Road Christian Church Apples of Gold

1 pkg active dry yeast

1 2/3 C up warm water (105-115 degrees F)

5 Cup  unbleached all purpose flour, plus additional for kneading

1/4 Cup  Olive Oil

2 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp dried rosemary or 1 Tbl fresh rosemary

Stir together 1  2/3 cup warm water and yeast in a bowl and let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes.  Add flour, oil, salt, and rosemary.  Beat with a wooden spoon until mixture is well blended and smooth.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead dough 10 minutes (it will be slightly sticky in the beginning, but avoid adding too much flour), adding 1 to 2 Tbl of flour as needed.  Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and turn dough to coat with oil or spray top with non-stick cooking spray.  Cover bowl with a clean dish towel.  Let rise, at warm room temperature, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Press dough evenly into a generously oiled 15″ x 10″ x 1″ baking pan.  Let dough rise, covered completely with a kitchen towel, until doubled in bulk, about 30-45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Stir together rosemary and 3 Tbl oil.  Make shallow indentations all over the dough with your fingertips, then brush with rosemary oil, letting it pool in the indentations.  Sprinkle coarse salt evenly over foccacia and bake in middle of oven until golden, 20-25 min.

Immediately invert a rack over ban and flip foccacia onto rack.  Serve with olive oil mixed with fresh Parmesan cheese and coarse black pepper (other herbs optional) for dipping.  Cool completely before storing in airtight container.

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