Skillet Rosemary Foccacia

Skillet Rosemary Foccacia

1 Tsp Active Dry Yeast
1 Cup Lukewarm Water (110°f - 115°f)
1 Tsp Sugar Or Honey
4 Tbsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil
2½ Cups Unbleached All-purpose Flour
½ Cup Cool Water (70°f - 85°f)
2 Tsp Coarse Salt
1/3 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tsp Finely Chopped Fresh Rosemary Plus 1 Tbsp Whole Fresh Rosemary Leaves

In A Medium Glass Bowl, Stir Together The Yeast, Lukewarm Water & Sugar. Let The Mixture Stand Until Foamy, About 5 Minutes.

Stir In 2 Tablespoons Of The Olive Oil & 1½ Cups Of The Flour. Cover The Bowl With Plastic Wrap & Set In A Warm Spot For About 2 Hours, Until The Mixture Has Doubled In Volume.

Remove The Plastic Wrap & Stir In The Cool Water, 1½ Teaspoons Of Salt, The Whole Wheat Flour, The Remaining 1 Cup Of All-purpose Flour & The Chopped Rosemary To Form A Wet Dough. Transfer The Dough To A Mixer Fitted With A Paddle Attachment & Beat For 3 - 5 Minutes On Medium-low Speed.

Lightly Coat The Inside Of Another Bowl With Oil. Transfer The Dough To The Bowl, Cover With Plastic Wrap & Refrigerate For 12 - 24 Hours.

Remove The Dough From The Refrigerator 2 Hours Before Baking To Give It Time To Warm Up. The Dough Will Be Bubbly & Loose.

Preheat The Oven To 400°f. & Position A Rack On The Middle Shelf.

Brush A Cast-iron Skillet (or 2-quart Baking Dish) With 1 Tablespoon Of Olive Oil.

Gently Scrape The Dough Into The Skillet. Drizzle With The Remaining Tablespoon Of Olive Oil. Sprinkle With Salt & Top With Rosemary Leaves.

Set The Dough Aside To Rise For 20 Minutes, Then Bake Until Golden Brown, About 40 Minutes.

Cool The Focaccia In The Pan For At Least 20 Minutes Before Slicing.

Makes 4 – 6 Foccacia.