How have I not shared this yet!!
This was the first thing I made with the KitchenAid the boyfriend got me. I’m not a huge fan of baking and found myself staring at this kitchen appliance some people only dream of having and just drawing a blank. I had no idea what I could do with the thing…then I thought OH DUH…BREAD! I LOVE bread!
I was a beginner bread maker (I say it like I’m a pro now or something pft haha) so I needed something that wouldn’t take a terrible amount of time. I found Chef Anne Burrell’s focaccia recipe and after one pseudo-failed focaccia loaf, I made this amazingly fluffy one. From that moment on…I kept finding new uses for the KitchenAid.
Some tips…make sure your warm water is about 115 degrees Fahrenheit , anything hotter than 120F will kill the yeast. I don’t know if unbleached flour makes a difference but I used that then I upgraded to the bakers flour from Costco…the BIG ASS BAG of flour. Is that considered an upgrade? I think so.
Last tip, be patient with the bread, let it do it’s thing and rise. Don’t bother it or rush it like I did. ….
Last Last tip, be adventurous! The recipe didn’t call for rosemary but WHY NOT! I chopped up about 2 springs of rosemary and roasted a head of garlic and added it to the dough as it was mixing. I also forgot about the roasted garlic one time and didn’t mix it with the dough, but not to worry! I just shoved it into the holes you make in the dough.
BE ADVENTUROUS!!! Here is the recipe!! Chef Anne Burrell Focaccia Recipe