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Cheese Focaccia

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Ingredients
  Dry yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (5 Gram)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Plain flour 12 Ounce (375 Gram)
  Lukewarm water 6 Fluid Ounce (175 Milliliter)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Parmesan 1 Ounce, finely grated (25 Gram)
  Finely chopped chives 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 1⁄4 Tablespoon (Extra For Brushing)
  Maize flour/Semolina 1 Tablespoon
  Crushed sea salt 2 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine the yeast, sugar, 1 teaspoon flour and water in small mixing bowl.
Cover with clingfilm and leave to stand in a warm place for 10 minutes or until foamy.
Sift the remaining flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Add the Parmesan and chives and stir with a flat-bladed knife to combine.
Make a well in the centre and stir in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
Use a knife to mix to a firm dough.
Turn out the dough on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a large, lightly oiled mixing bowl.
Cover with clingfilm and leave to stand in a warm place for 40 minutes or until well risen.
Sprinkle the base of an 18 x 28 cm (7 x 11 inch) shallow tin with maize flour or semolina.
Knead the dough again for 2 minutes or until smooth.
Press the dough into the tin and prick deep holes with a skewer.
Sprinkle lightly with water and bake in a preheated oven, 220°C (425°F), Gas Mark 7, for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle again with water and bake for a further 10 minutes.
Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 5 more minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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