When we think of American food culture, it seems as though our food traditions are based around the concept of dieting trends and consumer fads. And when we think of distinctly foreign cuisines that we attempt to adopt, what resonates most in other countries’ dining rituals is that food is tied strongly to socially reinforcing elements.
This is precisely why we are offering you a recipe for Rosemary Focaccia Bread. Meals are more than the food on the table—they are rituals that bring us closer together, reminding us to remain human and compassionate toward one another. So take the time to break bread this weekend - and may we suggest this Rosemary Focaccia Bread in particular?
2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of white sugar
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 packet of active dry yeast
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 cup of warm water
1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of Maldon salt
1. Mix the yeast and water in a small bowl. Let proof for 10 minutes (until bubbles begin to form). In large bowl, stir together flour, salt, sugar, garlic powder.
2. Add the yeast mix and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and combine. When dough has pulled together, turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with damp cloth and let rise in warm place 25 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Punch dough down, place on greased baking sheet.
5. Pat dough to be about 1/2-inch thick (doesn't have to be perfect).
6. Using your knuckles, make indentations in the dough about 1/2-inch apart, then prick dough with fork.
7. Press rosemary into top of dough and scatter Maldon salt on the top of the dough.
8. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.
p.s. Another perfect way to spend a cozy weekend (in addition to baking)? Streaming some of our favorite award nominated shows and films!