We’re super busy in preparation for Christmas! Tomorrow we leave for New Jersey (where my hubster’s family lives) to spend the holiday. Every year I bake presents for Jason’s family, so that was my job today.
And those are only half the cakes I made! I’m sworn to secrecy on the recipe for those cakes (my mom is a baker and she sells them) BUT I do have another great recipe for you today.
We’ve done just about everything for Blogmas…candy, brownies, salad, meat, pie, cake, drink…and now bread!
This is a fast and easy version of focaccia that everyone will love. I didn’t tell Jason that it was multigrain and he proceeded to eat half the loaf all by himself. 😉
Multigrain Italian Focaccia
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hr. rising time + 25 min. ba
Keywords: bread Italian
Ingredients (serves 6)
- 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. oat flour
- 1 package instant yeast
- 1/2 T. sugar
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 T. butter
- 3/4 c. water
- olive oil
- 3/4 c. asiago cheese (or parmesan or romano)
- 2 t. Italian seasonings
Microwave together the water and butter until the butter melts. Set aside to cool.
Mix flours, yeast, salt, and sugar together in an electric mixer.
Add the warm water mixture and knead with the mixture until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour by the tablespoon.
Shape the dough into a ball.
Coat a bowl with olive oil and place the dough ball inside.
Cover with a towel and leave to rise in a warm place until the dough doubles in bulk, about an hour.
Gently press the dough down and shape it into a ball again. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 while you let the dough rest.
Press the dough out into a large circle on a lightly greased baking dish.
Use your thumb to make deep indentations all over the surface of the bread.
Sprinkle on the cheese and Italian seasoning.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown.
The grains are great, but it’s really the sharp cheese on top that makes this bread incredible!
As if bread covered in cheese isn’t awesome enough…it’s giveaway time again!!!
The lucky winners of the Silk giveaway are…
Athena R. (#5), Patricia (#10), Amber (#13), Emily (#3), and Lee (#4)
Congrats, ladies!!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the address where you want your prizes sent.
If you still haven’t won a Blogmas giveaway yet, there’s ONE MORE CHANCE! 😀
Honest Tea, an awesome natural beverage company, is giving away TWO FREE CASES of their great drinks to a lucky reader!!! The reader gets to choose from among the many delicious flavors!
I’m going to keep this last giveaway open until
Christmas night at 11:59pm midnight on December 28th! It’s the perfect way to end Blogmas!
I can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is! I’ve got to get back to my baking…
Thanks for reading!