I’m in a bit of a funk. I think that it is the fact that the spring is supposed to have arrived, and it’s still COLD here! Hopefully, at the end of the week, we will be seeing nicer weather.
To try to combat this funk that I am in, I decided that baking was in order. Baking bread is one of my favorite remedies to make any day better! This recipe is a favorite at our house. My kids, husband, and I all love this. It makes great sandwiches, dips into soups well, and tastes great just on its own!
Garlic Focaccia Bread
-1 pkg. active dry yeast
-1 cup warm water
-2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
-1 1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon sugar
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
In the bowl of your mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water. Using the dough hook, add 1 Tbsp. oil, salt, sugar, garlic powder, and 1 1/2 cups flour. Mix until combined. Then, stir in remaining flour to form a soft dough (this will be a sticky dough). Mix until you have a smooth, sticky dough.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once so all sides are greased. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Punch the dough and then shape on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Allow to rise in a warm place for 30 more minutes.
Using your fingertips, make dimples in the dough. Brush with 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
I hope you are having a wonderful week! I’m headed to go and watch a little bit of Chopped, drink a glass of tea, and try to pull myself out of this funk that I am in!