RM#2 : Pepper Focaccia
All purpose flour - 500 gm
Salt - 1 t.sp
Fresh Yeast - 42 gm
Olive oil - 100 ml
Lukewarm water - 300 ml
Finely chopped Fresh Long Red Chilli (Pepper) - 2
Take the flour and salt in a big bowl. Make a well in the centre put in the crumbled yeast, 1/4 t.sp of sugar and add 300 ml luke warm water. Close the well with the flour. Close the bowl with a lid and keep it aside for about 10 min. Then add the olive oil, freshly chopped pepper and knead the dough. Close the bowl and set aside in a warm place for about 1 hr or till the dough doubles up in volume.
Take and knead again. Give it a oval or a rectangular shape and again cover it and leave it for about 20 min.
Preheat the oven at 250 degrees. Bake the bread for about 20 min. till the top layer is golden brown. Polish the top layer with olive oil. Serve warm.
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