This went great with the Spinach Pasta Salad. Foccacia is so hearty and flavorful with the onions and olives, I just love it! The herb glaze sets it off perfectly too.
submitted by Brittany
2 packages active dry yeast (or 2 Tb)
1/4 tsp sugar
1 c warm water
3 c flour
1/4 c finely chopped onion
1/4 c chopped olives
3 Tb olive or canola oil
1 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 Tb chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried rosemary or basil
1 Tb chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
Mix yeast, sugar and water in small bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Blend remaining ingredients except herb glaze in large bowl; stir in yeast mixture to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes (I use my Kitchen Aid with dough hook) until smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl; cover and let rise in warm place 1 hour. Grease baking sheet. Punch dough down and divide evenly into 6 pieces. Shape each piece into 5-inch circle; place on baking sheet. Cover and let rise 20 minutes. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Brush tops of each bread with herb glaze and sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt. Bake 15-18 minutes until golden brown.