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Offline pdog

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First Time Focaccia
« on: February 08, 2014, 02:19:48 PM »

I made my first focaccia last week.  The bread come out great. 

Here is was I used for my dough:

Flour      100.00%    690.00   Grams
Water    70.00%    483.00   Grams
Starter    15.00%    103.50   Grams
olive oil**    9.00%    62.10   Grams
Sugar    1.75%    12.08   Grams
Salt            2.25%    15.53   Grams
Total                1366.20   Grams

I mixed the started water and oil until the starter was fully incorporated into the wet solution. 

I then mixed the sugar salt and flour until the dry was fully mixed together.  I mixed 50% of the flour into the wet mixture.  I mixed on low for 2 minutes.  I then mixed in 25% more flour, and mixed for 4 minutes.  I then incorporated the remaining dry ingredients and mixed an additional 4 minutes. 

I poured (really - extremely wet dough) onto the counter.  I lightly floured the surface, but I use oil for handling from this stage forward.  I completed a stretch and fold every 30 minutes for 2 hours. After these folds the liquidy mess should from a dough that can be handled.

I then covered and let rise 12 hours. 

I lightly oiled a 12*8 pan and gentle (do not deflate) moved the dough into the pan.  I gently moved the dough into fitting the pan, covered and let rise another 2 hours. 

I coated the dough with grape oil, and rosemary (excellent combination if you have never tried it) and baked at 450.  Excellent results.  Very light and airy. 

Here are the results. 

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Re: First Time Focaccia
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 05:50:29 AM »
Nice work - that looks really good, I'll have to try the grape oil, and rosemary on my next go-round....

Offline wolver

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Re: First Time Focaccia
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 08:29:46 AM »
i like focaccia!  :drool: is it crunchy?