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       Title: Focaccia W/ Fresh Herbs
       Yield: 8 servings
     1/2 ts active dry yeast
     1/2 ts sugar
     3/4 c  water; (105-110 f)
   2 3/4 c  flour
     1/2 ts table salt
       4 tb olive oil
       2 tb fresh herbs; such as basil,
       1    .  rosemary, oregano or
       1    .  marjoram
     1/2 ts kosher or coarse salt
   Sprinkle yeast and sugar into 1/2 cup of the warm water. Do not stir.
   Let stand for 10 minutes or until the surface becomes bubbly.
   In a large bowl, combine flour and table salt. Make a well in the
   center. Pour in the yeast mixture and 1 Tbsp of the olive oil. Stir
   with a wooden spoon or electric mixer, and slowly add the remaining
   1/4 cup of water. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky.
   Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough for 10 minutes,
   adding small spoonfuls of flour if necessary. Place in a bowl and
   cover with plastic wrap or a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place (80
   ~ 85 F) until doubled, about 1 hour.
   Turn onto a lightly floured suface. Knead gently several times.
   Flatten to a 10-inch circle. Place on an oiled baking stone, pizza
   pan or heavy cookie sheet. Press indentations with your fingers to
   make “dimples”. Loosely cover and let rise about 45 minutes, or until
   double in bulk.
   Preheat the oven to 425 F. In a blender or mortar and pestle, combine
   the remaining 3 Tbsp olive oil and the herbs until the leaves are
   broken up and the oil is fragrant. Pour the herb mixture over the
   dough. Rub gently into the surface. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake
   for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 400 F and bake for 5 minutes
   more, or until golden brown. Let cool and cut into wedges.
   Makes about 8 wedges or servings.
   Nutritional Information: per serving: 208 calories, 7g fat, 268mg
   sodium, NO cholesterol, 31% of calories from fat.
   **  Dallas Morning News  --  Food section  --  22 Jan 97  **
   Formatted for your use by  The WEE Scot  --  paul macGregor