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Focaccia: Simple Breads from the Italian Oven
Fragrant with olive oil, sea salt, and herbs from the hillsides, focaccia is the delicious northern Italian flatbread that is fast becoming as popular in this country as pizza. Over 50 recipes for savory and sweet versions offer enticing proof that focaccia is one of the easiest-to-prepare and most versatile of all homemade breads. Written by an acclaimed expert on Italian ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Chronicle Books
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Focaccia is a flatbread which shares similarities with pizza. In addition to basic focaccia, flavoured with a bit of olive oil and rock salt, some focacce are topped with tomatoes, meats and cheeses, which make them indistinguishable from pizza. An especially ancient bread -- a version of it was baked by the ancient Romans who called it panis focacius -- it is well adapted to modern kitchens and modern equipment such as stand mixers. The author encourages the use of a biga (a sponge, a yeast sta ...more
May 29, 2010 Kim rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Delightful details about origins, inspirations and baker's tips for each recipe. Cornmeal Focaccia with Figs and Orange-scented Focaccia from Florence, with saffron! Where is the Tuscan restaurant that specializes in focaccia mentioned on page 103?