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                  FOCACCIA PUGLIESE (FOCACCIA FROM PUGLIA)
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Italian
                 Snacks                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----DOUGH-----
    8       oz           Potatoes
    1 1/4   ts           Dried yeast
    1 1/2   c            Warm water
    3 3/4   c            Durum flour
    2       ts           Salt
                         -----TOPPING-----
    3       tb           Olie oil
    1       lg           Ripe tomato, cut into small
                         -- pieces
    2       ts           Capers, rinsed
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Oregano
 
   About 20 minutes before making the dough, peel the
   potatoes & boil them until they are tender.  Drain &
   mash them.  Use the potatoes while they are still warm.
   Stir the yeast into the warm water in a large mixing
   bowl.  Add the flour, potatoes & salt in two
   additions.  Mix together.  Knead for 10 minutes. Place
   the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover & let rise
   till doubled. Divide the dough in half & shape into a
   ball.  Place each ball into a well oiled 9 roind
   baking pan & stretch the dough towards the edges.
   Cover, let sit for 10 minutes & then stretch a little
   more.  Cover again & leave until it has doubled.
   Preheat the oven to 400F.  Dimple the dough with your
   finger. Sprinkle with olive oil & spread with
   tomatoes, capers, salt & oregano.  Bake for 25 to 30
   minutes until golden.  Cool on wire racks & eat at
   room temperature.
  
 
 
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