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       Title: Basic Foccacia
  Categories: New, Text, Import
       Yield: 4 servings
  
  
   :          Basic Dough:
     1 1/2 c  warm water -- (110 to 115
   :          degrees)
         1 TB sugar
         1 pk yeast 3 1 /4 c all-purpose flour
         2 ts salt
   :          Topping:
         2 TB olive oil
         1    Roma tomato, -- sliced
   :          thinly
         2 TB chiffonade of basil
       1/4 c  grated Parmesan cheese
   
   In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water.
   Sprinkle the yeast over that mixture and
   
   let stand for 10 minutes, to bloom (it should begin to
   foam). In the mixer bowl with the dough hook attached,
   add 3 cups of flour, salt and yeast mixture. Slowly
   turn it on and work the dough together. Turn it up to
   medium and mix for 5 minutes. If the dough is sticky,
   continue mixing and gradually add the remaining flour.
   Place this smooth ball of dough into an oiled bowl,
   cover and set aside to rise for 3 hours.
   
   Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Punch down the dough,
   and remove it from the bowl onto a lightly oiled,
   9-inch by 13-inch sheet tray. Spread the dough out
   onto the sheet tray. Using your fingertips, make
   “dimples” in the dough. Drizzle the dough with olive
   oil, sprinkle on the basil, spread out the tomato
   slices, sprinkle on the cheese and bake for 30 - 35
   minutes.
   
   Yield: 6 appetizers
   
   Recipe By     :ESSENCE OF EMERIL SHOW #EE2193
  
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