Focaccia Pugliese (Focaccia From Puglia) Recipe

Step 1

About 20 minutes before making the dough, peel the potatoes & boil them until they are tender. Drain & mash them. Use the potatoes while they are still warm.

Step 2

Stir the yeast into the warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add the flour, potatoes & salt in two additions. Mix together. Knead for 10 minutes. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover & let rise till doubled.

Step 3

Divide the dough in half & shape into a ball. Place each ball into a well oiled 9" roind baking pan & stretch the dough towards the edges. Cover, let sit for 10 minutes & then stretch a little more. Cover again & leave until it has doubled.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 400F. Dimple the dough with your finger. Sprinkle with olive oil & spread with tomatoes, capers, salt & oregano. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden. Cool on wire racks & eat at room temperature.

Things You'll Need

  • 8oz Potatoes
  • 1 1/4ts Dried yeast
  • 1 1/2c Warm water
  • 3 3/4c Durum flour
  • 2ts Salt
  • 3tb Olie oil
  • 1lg Ripe tomato, cut into small
  • -- pieces
  • 2ts Capers, rinsed
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/2ts Oregano

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