Welcome to another month and another year of Secret Recipe Club!
This month I was assigned Searching for Spice, which is run by Cornia who lives in the United Kingdom! Her blog is full of wonderful recipes including some delicious curry recipes that I’ll being trying soon since my husband is a huge fan of curry!
Her recipes are usually in Metric so I had to convert to Imperial measurements. It wasn’t too difficult and many of her recipes are listed with its weight. For example, the flour in this recipe is listing in grams. I have read that measuring with weight is more accurate than volume. So it was an interesting lesson! I used this website to help with the conversions!
Anyway, I chose this delicious Rosemary focaccia from her recipe list. It made the house smell absolutely wonderful!!
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 clove garlic
- Put all the ingredients, except the garlic and 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in the breadmaker. Put on the dough setting.
- When it finishes, remove and put the dough in a lightly oiled dish. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise for about an hour.
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Knead the dough for about a minute and use your hands to press it flat onto the baking sheet. Cover with saran wrap and leave to rise for another hour.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Crush the garlic clove and add remaining 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Dip the end of a wooden spoon into the oil and use it to make indentations in the dough. Then drizzle the oil over the bread and use a pastry brush to spread it around a bit.
- Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until slightly browned at the top.
To make the Italian sandwich I cut the focaccia bread sideways and added pepperoni, salami, smoked turkey, provolone cheese, balsamic vinegar, red onion, tomato and spinach! It was delicious!