Friday, July 08, 2005

Fast Focaccia

1 1/2 cups flour
1 package fast-rising yeast
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup very hot water

Mix dry ingredients together, make a well in the center. Pour in the olive oil and water, mix together to form a soft dough.
Turn out on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth.

Divide into 2 parts, form into balls and cover. Let rise for 15 minutes, punch down and form into flat oblong shapes. Allow to rise 15 minutes, sprinkle olive oil and other toppings of your choice just before putting into the oven.

Bake at 400 degrees until bread starts to brown around the edges, about 20 to 30 minutes.