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Garlic Focaccia

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  Dry yeast 7 Gram (Sachet)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Plain flour 1 Teaspoon
  Lukewarm water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Plain flour 2 1⁄3 Cup (37.33 tbs) (Extra)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), crushed
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cornmeal/Semolina 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon (Extra)
  Crushed sea salt 2 Teaspoon

COMBINE YEAST, sugar, flour and water in small mixing bowl.
1.Stand, covered with plastic wrap, in a warm place 10 minutes or until foamy.
2.Sift extra flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Add garlic and stir with a knife to combine.
Make a well in the centre, stir in yeast mixture and olive oil.
Using a flat-bladed knife, mix to a firm dough.
3.Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead for 10 minutes.
Shape dough into a ball, place in a large, lightly oiled mixing bowl.
Stand, covered with plastic wrap, in a warm place 40 minutes or until well risen.
4.Preheat oven to moderately hot 210°C (190°C gas).
Sprinkle the base of an 18 x 28 cm shallow tin with corn-meal or semolina.
Knead dough again 2 minutes or until smooth.
Press dough into tin; prick deep holes with a skewer.
Sprinkle lightly with water and place in oven.
Bake 10 minutes, sprinkle again with water.
Bake a further 10 minutes, brush with extra olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, then bake 5 more minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into squares.

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