Chilebrown at home

Saturday, June 6, 2009


It was a dark and stormy night. Well maybe it was a little overcast. This was the perfect excuse to make some Focaccia. As you may know, bread baking in the oven will omit a wonderful aroma that will lift your spirits and float your boat. Something like that. We just happened to have a 25 pound sack of bread flour.

This flour was obtained at Moore's flour mill in Redding Ca. They grind all their grains on the premise. This place is run and owned by the son of Bob Moore. Bob Moore originally started this mill and moved on to Oregon and built his empire of Bobs Red Mill. Moores is a great place to find any type of flour or grains for your baking needs.

  1. 4 cups bread flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 tablespoon yeast
  4. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1 1/2 cups warm water
Proof the yeast in water for 5 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and knead till you have a nice dough. Place in oiled bowl and let rise for aprox 1 1/2 hours. Take a well oiled baking sheet and press dough onto sheet with your fingers. Press out into rectangle. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for another 45 minutes. Drizzle more olive oil over top and bake in 400 oven for aprox 35 minutes.


cookiecrumb said...

You make it sound so easy! I guess it is.
Do you know if the flour they mill at Moore's is (in any tiny way) local? Do you have to go to Redding (eep) to get it?

Chilebrown said...

Unfortunately, As far as I know it is local. I have never seen it in the Bay Area. "Never Fear", I have the hook-up. Place your order and I will deliver.(Just like the 'UPS' man)

Zoomie said...

What a fun idea - don't know why I never thought of making my own focaccia - have to give this a try!