This Onion Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a flatbread. It's a little different than most; you top it with red onions.
Trivia:According to Wikipedia, Focaccia bread is quite popular in Italy and is usually seasoned with olive oil and sometimes herbs. It may be topped with onion, cheese and meat, or flavored with a number of vegetables.
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Onion Rosemary Focaccia Bread
3/4 cup of warm water. (Do no use hot water)
1 teaspoon of instant yeast
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour, plus additional for kneading
2 teaspoons of fresh rosemary, chopped
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil, plus a little extra to grease the bowl
1 red onion, medium in size
1 egg yolk
coarse sea salt, if desired
Mix together the yeast, sugar and lukewarm water.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt (not sea salt) and the rosemary. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until the focaccia bread dough sticks together in loose lumps.
Sprinkle some flour on a kneading surface. Turn out the dough onto this surface and knead it for about five minutes.
Oil a bowl with some olive oil. Place the kneaded dough in this bowl. Cover it and leave it for about an hour, or until it has risen and is twice the bulk.
In the meantime, slice the red onions very thinly. Place the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onions for about five minutes or more. They should be very tender. Allow them to cool completely, but do not refrigerate.
Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Use waxed paper or parchment paper to line a baking sheet.
When the flatbread dough has finished rising, place the dough on the baking sheet. Using your hands, work the focaccia dough into an oblong that is approximately ten minutes long and nine inches wide.
Beat the egg yolk and brush it over the top of the dough.
Sprinkle the sauteed onions over the top of the dough. Over top of this, sprinkle with sea salt if you are choosing to use it.
Place the pan in the oven and cook for eighteen minutes, give or take. When done, your onion rosemary focaccia bread will be light brown in color and puffy.
This Onion Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a delicious snack or a good accompaniment to a meal of soup and salad.