About the focaccia bread recipe posted here long ago...
Some time ago, someone posted the following focaccia bread recipe:
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
Put in smallish bowl and mix, let stand to proof.
1 cup flour
... and mix with wooden spoon until dough pulls away from bowl.
Turn out on heavily floured surface and knead until not sticky, smooth and satiny (about 10 minutes) adding flour as necessary.
Put in 6 inch round, flat bottomed pot or pan. Spread dough evenly to edges. Let rise until double. Poke deeply all over with finger tips. Brush with egg, sprinkle with fresh rosemary, (minced), bake in preheated 375 oven for 30 minutes or until a rich brown color. Turn out and cool on wire rack.
I would like to thank that person, because this recipe turned out great! I even had some seasoned olive oil for dipping. It was yummy! And it was the first time I ever made bread, too. Beginner's luck I guess. ;)
There is definitely a great deal of satisfaction to be had from making and baking your own bread.
"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic." - Dave Barry