A few years ago, there was a great little bagel shop down by the Barnes & Noble. Bagels and pastries baked fresh, on-site, each morning, the way it should be. They were open through lunch, offering deli style sandwiches and nice little baked desserts. My favorite was a mambo turkey sandwich served on focaccia bread.
The store is long gone, but the memory of the sandwich lives on. Here is my version of their focaccia bread. Don’t know if it’s the same, but it tastes real good. Try it!
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 packet of dry yeast
1 Tbsp Rosemary
1 Tbsp Thyme
1 Tbsp pressed garlic
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 cups warm water
Mix everything together, using a stand mixer on medium speed, until batter is sticky.
Put dough in a greased, 9 x 13 pan. Cover and let rest for one hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Once dough has rested, poke with your finger, causing little indentations all over the dough.
Drizzle a little more olive oil on top of the dough.
Sprinkle a little more Rosemary and Thyme on top.
Bake until it starts to brown on top. Start with 30 minutes, but expect 35 to 40 for it to be done.
Once it’s done, enjoy! (It won’t last long!)
< For a picture, check out the post entitled: The Ultimate (Leftover) Turkey Sandwich! >