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Rosemary & Potato Focaccia – The greatest thing since sliced bread?
Last Saturday, my husband and I stopped by our friends’ house. Immediately upon entering I was overwhelmed by an absolutely delicious smell from the oven. I asked what the sweet aroma was and the reply - bread. Yup, turns out they bake their own bread each week! I was amazed and fired question after question to better understand their insanity. I mean really, who makes fresh bread every week?!?! This was absolute craziness…or so it seemed.
After some thought, it occurred to me that making bread does seem like a useful skill. In time of need, our friends could turn flour & yeast into bread…we on the other hand would be breadless!
Could it be true? Is the greatest thing since sliced bread actually homemade bread?!?! Motivated by our friends I decided to give it a try…with yeast and all!
Lucky for me F&W had a recipe for focaccia in this November's issue. Having most of the items already in stock at home, there were very few things I was going to need to make this first attempt at bread happen.
Perhaps the most intimidating element of this project is the use of active dry yeast. As a self-proclaimed non-baker, my need for yeast until now has been non-existent. However, for this bread challenge, I now must be keeper of this dormant microorganism!
THE FINISHED PRODUCT - HOMEMADE BREAD!