Making bread is my therapy. You have to be passionate and patient. Even the easiest recipe requires time to knead and let the dough rise, but every drop of sweat is worth it. This focaccia recipe can be used to make a classic focaccia bread and instead of topping it with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella, you can keep it simple with olive oil, fresh thyme, rosemary and sea salt.
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 tbs sugar
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 1/2 white flour
pinch of salt
1 tsp sea salt
4 tbsp olive oil to drizzle on top
2 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella
1/4 lb prosciutto
8x12in baking pan (approximately)
A few tips: 1-If you don't have a non-stick baking pan you can grease yours with olive oil.2-If your dough seems to dry you can add a tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches the desired consistency...or if your dough is too moist, add some flour a tablespoon at a time.3-Coat the dough with a little bit of olive oil before letting it rise on the first place (prevents dryness)
Have fun with your therapy today!