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               CRESCIA (ONION FLAVOURED FOCACCIA FROM LE MAR
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Italian
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2   ts           Dried yeast
      1/2   c            Warm water
    1 1/2   c            Water, room temperature
    6       tb           Olive oil
    5       c            Unbleached all-purpose flour
    1       tb           Salt
                         -----TOPPING-----
    2       tb           Olive oil
    1       c            Onions, finely chopped
    1 1/2   tb           Olive oil
      1/2   ts           Salt
 
   Stir the yeast into a small bowl & let proof for 10
   minutes.  Stir in the rest of the water & oil.  Whisk
   in 2 c of the flour & stir till smooth. Add salt & the
   rest of the flour, 1 c at a time.  Knead for 8 to 10
   minutes until soft & velvety.  Place in a lightly
   oiled bowl, cover & let rise till doubled.
   While the dough is rising, prepare the topping.  Warm
   the olive oil over low heat & saute the onions for
   about 20 minutes.  Cool to room temperature.
   Cut the dough into 2 pieces, one twice as large as the
   other.  Shape the smaller one to fit an oiled 10
   round pie plate & the larger one to fit an oiled 10
   1/2 X 15 1/2 baking sheet.  Cover & let rise for 45
   minutes until bubbles appear in the dough but it has
   not quite doubled.
   Heat the oven to 400F for 30 minutes before baking.
   Sprinkle the onions over the dough & drizzle with
   olive oil & finish with the salt.  Bake for 25 minutes
   until the onions are golden.  Cool on wire racks.
   VARIATION: Crescia al Rosmarino.  Substitute 2 tb
   finely chopped rosemary for the onions.
  
 
 
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