I have been trying out some new bread recipes this summer. I rarely have time for all that rising time during the work year so it has been fun to play around with it. Back in the day, I used to get up very early in the morning and make all the bread, buns and pizza dough for a restaurant so yeast isn't a total stranger to me. And I do love the whole kitchen chemistry thing that goes on with bread!
I like watching Anna Olson on Food Network. I think she is a very good teacher, breaks things down well and provides tips that become keepers. I pvr-ed some of her episodes while we were away and one of them was on focaccia so I decided to give it a go today. A link to her recipe is HERE.
I made one loaf with red onions and rosemary as per the recipe and the other with garlic and oregano. The recipe made two big loaves (each a cookie sheet size) and was more than enough for us so I gave some away to friends. Considering the price I paid for a small loaf of focaccia from Terra Breads (which we do love) that Colin devoured yesterday in 5 minutes flat, this bread-making thing is a very good value!