Garlic Dill Focaccia Bread
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Garlic Dill Focaccia Bread

Infused with garlic and dill, the smell of this warm, freshly baked bread is absolute heaven. It's surprisingly easy to make and just takes a little bit of patience!
Course Baking
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Focaccia
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Author Vanessa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix together the warm water, yeast and honey. Let sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
  • While waiting for yeast mixture to foam, in a small skillet over low heat combine the olive oil and minced garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Do not let the garlic get too brown! Remove from heat and set aside. Once it has cooled a bit stir in dill.
  • Add 1 cup of the flour and 1/4 cup of the olive oil and herb mixture to the yeast mixture. Stir together and then let sit for 5 more minutes.
  • Mix in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour and the salt until the dough comes together. On a floured surface, knead the dough 15-20 times until smooth.
  • Oil the bowl you mixed the  dough in, and transfer dough back into bowl, turning to coat. Cover with a towel, set in a warm area and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 450°F.
  • Spread 2 tbsp of the olive oil and herb mixture into a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Transfer the dough to the baking dish, pressing it down and spreading.
  • Use your fingers to dimple the dough and then drizzle the remainder of the olive oil mixture over the dough. Let rise for 20 minutes.
  • Baking in pre-heated oven for 15 - 20 minutes, until it is golden brown.