Fo Kah Chay

This is focaccia to the rest of us, but my 3 yr old assistant sometimes has his own language. Actually he sometimes INSISTS on his own language. Anyway…something inspired him yesterday, and he decided he must have some of this tasty stuff. Your wish is my command, especially when it’s easy and he helps.

foccacia

I’ll admit this is an old photo. The one we created yesterday was simpler but just as tasty.

Ingredients $1.25 (8 Servings)

  • whole wheat flour 1 cup
  • unbleached all purpose flour 1.5 cups
  • warm water 1 cup
  • sugar or honey or jam 1 tsp
  • salt 1 tsp
  • olive oil in dough mixture 1 tbsp
  • olives handful .25 cups
  • salt coarse or kosher to taste 1 tsp
  • olive oil drizzle on top of finished dough 1 tbsp

Preheat oven and pizza stone to 425. (preferably for at least an hour)

Combine yeast, sweet stuff, and water in mixing bowl. Add flours, salt, rosemary, and oil. Mix and knead on low for 5 minutes. Spray with oil, cover with towl or plastic wrap, and allow to rise for at least an hour.

Press into pizza sized round. Transfer to pizza stone. Create deep dimples by poking the dough with your fingers. Press olives into the dough. Drizzle with orange juice and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

*The price of ingredients is probably inflated and is mostly accounted for by the olives.

*8 servings would be adult sized meal size portions, equal to approximately 2 slices of pizza. The entire focaccia is equivalent to 2 pizza doughs.

*This is fab with hummus or Italian bean dip!

*So far the little one had this for dinner with hummus, breakfast with an orange, and then again at lunch with soup. I think he likes it.

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