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Roasted Pepper Focaccia

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Ingredients
  Bread flour/All purpose flour 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Snipped fresh rosemary 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Warm water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (At 120 To 130 F)
  Sweet peppers 2 (Red / Yellow / Both)
  Olive oil 4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 (chopped)
Directions

Combine 1 1/4 cups of the flour, the yeast, rosemary, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
Add water and the 2 tablespoons oil.
Beat with electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl.
Beat on high speed 3 minutes.
Using a spoon, stir in the 1/4 cup cheese and as much remaining flour as you can.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Knead in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes).
Shape dough into a ball.
Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
Meanwhile, to roast sweet peppers, quarter the peppers; remove and discard stems, seeds, and membranes.
Place pepper quarters, cut sides down, on a baking sheet lined with foil.
Bake in a 425° oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pepper skins are blistered and dark.
Remove from oven; reduce oven temperature to 375°.
Immediately wrap peppers in the foil.
Let stand about 30 minutes to steam so skins peel away easily.
Remove and discard skin from peppers.
Cut peppers.
Grease 2 baking sheets.
Punch down dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
Divide in half.
Shape each half into a ball and place on a prepared baking sheet.
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Using your hands, flatten each ball to about 12 inches in diameter.
Cover and let rise until nearly double (about 20 minutes).
With flour-dusted fingers, press fingers into dough making 1/2-inch-deep indentations.
Repeat to cover dough, spacing indentations 1 to 2 inches apart.
Brush dough with the 4 teaspoons oil.
Sprinkle with ground pepper.
Top with pepper and onions.
Bake in a 375° oven about 20 minutes or until golden.
Transfer to wire racks.
Cool completely.
Tear or cut into wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Pepper
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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