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Offline JerryMac

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Herb Cheese Focaccia !!!!
« on: November 14, 2007, 10:50:08 PM »
Hey Guys,

Had this one for supper tonite along with pasta and a salad  :D

Made with my standard focaccia dough with, Basil, Parsley, Garlic, and a 3 cheese blend of Parm, Romano and Asiago  ;D

Makes "Your Eyes Lite Up and Your Tummy Say Howdy"

Any of you guys out there, leaning twards the more Senior side, recognize the line above in "  "  ???

( HINT: It's from a song from, the 40's I believe, My mom used to sing it to me as a kid  :) )

If you do, you're dating yourself like me  :( Old as dirt  ;D ;D

Mangia Bene,  :chef:
Jerry :P


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Re: Herb Cheese Focaccia !!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 11:07:19 PM »
Hi JerryMac

damn, that looks great !

can you share your recipe with us ?

I'd like to try this myself !

I am very impressed with the browning on the top, did you use an egg wash before you popped
it into the oven ?

Well, it just looks very very good, like something you'd find in a bakery

I love the big band era songs, whenever my parents are in town I get the ol' radio going
and we play those all weekend long.


P.S. I cheated and found your song  :P 

it's by Ella, and some info says Dinah Shore also recorded it.

Ella Fitzgerald - Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy
Best selling records in 1946 by Dinah Shore (Columbia); Stan Kenton and
His Orchestra (Capitol); and Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (Decca).

If you wanna do right by your appetite,
If you’re fussy about your food,
Take a choo-choo today, head new england way,
And we’ll put you in the happiest mood. with:
Shoo fly pie and apple pan dowdy
Makes your eyes light up,
Your tummy say "howdy."
Shoo fly pie and apple pan dowdy
I never get enough of that wonderful stuff.
Shoo fly pie and apple pan dowdy makes the sun come out
When heavens are cloudy,
Shoo fly pie and apple pan dowdy,
I never get enough of that wonderful stuff!
Mama! when you bake,
Mama! I don’t want cake;
Mama! for my sake
Go to the oven and make some ever lovin’ sh,
Shoo fly pie and apple pan dowdy
Makes your eyes light up,
Your tummy say "howdy,"
Shoo fly pie and apple pan dowdy
I never get enough of that wonderful stuff!


« Last Edit: November 14, 2007, 11:14:27 PM by canadianbacon »
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Re: Herb Cheese Focaccia !!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 12:19:45 AM »
Canadian,

"Shoo fly pie and apple pan dowdy
Makes your eyes light up,
Your tummy say "howdy."
Shoo fly pie and apple pan dowdy
I never get enough of that wonderful stuff."  ;D

Dina Shore is the one I remember  :D

OK You're the winner, (Even if you did cheat  ;))

Somehow I suspect you are a younger Guy  ???

Anyway, here goes, just remember I'm technically deficient  >:(


1 1/3 C water at 110 degrees
1 Tbsp Honey
2 tsp IDY
1 1/2 tsp salt (kosher)
3 - 3 1/2 C good bread flour
1 1/2 Tbsp EVOO
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry basil
1 Tbsp dry parsley
1/2 Cup Kraft Parm, Romano, Asiago blend (in almost all stores in the refig cheese section)

Put Water, Honey, Yeast, IDY, Salt, Evoo in mixer bowl and add 2 C Flour
Mix till well blended

Add Garlic Pwdr, Basil, Parsley and Cheese Blend, mix well again

Here is where my "Artsey" comes in  :(

Add more flour till you have a pretty wet dough and kneed for about 4 or 5 minutes on speed 5 or 6

This dough is verry wet, I would guess about in the range of 65 to 70 per cent  ??? it will basically almost "Pour" out of the mixer bowl  ???

Put the dough into a "Oiled bowl" and let rise for about 1 hr. till I hate to say it, Doubled  8)

Here is what I do next, I "Pour" the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper on a peel, shape, and let rise for about another hour

Use your fingers to dimple the dough, spray with EVOO (liberally) and sprinkle liberally with kosher salt.

Slide your dough onto stone that has been preheated to 425 for at least 30 minutes.

Bake for about 7 minutes, remove the parchment, rotate 180 degrees, and bake for about another 7 minutes, to the browning that you like  :D

Hope I got this right  ???

Canadian, Anyway, you probably know who I am and how I bake, so please bear in mind that all of the above is based on "Feel"

Hope it comes out as good for you as me  ;D

Mangia Bene  :chef:
Jerry




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Re: Herb Cheese Focaccia !!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 11:00:38 PM »
Hi there JerryMac,

thanks for the recipe.  It's one I'm going to try, and I may even try it in my new toy ( the 2Stone )

Anyway, you did a good job on it, and it really looked great.

I think I could slice some of that up, and then make up sandwiches with it, with some nice meat and stuff.

I'm asking Santa for one of those Panini presses ( sandwich machines for Xmas )
I saw one at Wal-mart for $29.97, so the price is right )  get those nice grilled marks on it and stuff  :D

Nope, I don't know who you are, unless you live in Canada and are a homebrewer LOL

thanks again for sharing the recipe ! , much appreciated. :D

Had to edit spelling errors, darn fat fingers  :-D
« Last Edit: November 16, 2007, 11:02:24 PM by canadianbacon »
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Re: Herb Cheese Focaccia !!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007, 12:13:59 AM »
canadianbacon

Panini Press  :(   Please, While you're talking to Santa :(  Tell him I neeeeedddd one toooooo   :(

Grazi  ;)

Jerry

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Re: Herb Cheese Focaccia !!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 10:27:39 PM »
canadian,

Make "Focaccia" sandwiches all the time  ;D Not realy much better of a bread you can use for that purpose  ;D

Mangia Bene,  :chef:
Jerry

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Re: Herb Cheese Focaccia !!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 11:11:06 PM »
canadianbacon,

Check this out  ;D ;D

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=ay3dpe0bDlg" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://youtube.com/watch?v=ay3dpe0bDlg</a>


 ;D Mangia Bene  ;D
Jerry

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Re: Herb Cheese Focaccia !!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 11:20:38 PM »
canadianbacon,

Check this out  ;D ;D

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ay3dpe0bDlg

 ;D Mangia Bene  ;D
Jerry


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