Chilebrown at home

Saturday, May 14, 2011


  • 1 ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 3 ½ to 4 cups of a combination of whole wheat flour and bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • ¼ cup of olive oil (1/2 for bread and other ½ for topping)


 Simple ingredients make for a very special, tasty Italian style bread. Combine ingredients and knead. Let dough rise for an hour or two. Spread dough on to a baking sheet, flatten and dimple and pour remaining olive oil on to bread. Sprinkle with the slightest rain of salt. Let rise for 1/2 hour. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 35 minutes, or until the smell completely intoxicates you.


  The bread smells so delicious while baking. Eating this bread while still warm is a treat that makes all the effort so worth it. We enjoyed our focaccia with some raviolis and malfatta. I do have to admit that our focaccia was darn good but not as good as Angelo’s. Hey Angelo! ‘How about helping a Pison out with a recipe?’


cookiecrumb said...

Looks so damn good. Somehow, less scary than making loaf bread!

Hey, I got your phone message... Musta been outside playing with my dog. Yup, Blogger flubbed up big time for a whole day. xoxo

Chilebrown said...

cookiecrumb, Mang, I wished you had picked up because I wanted to give you a piece and slice of my twisted sister mind. It would have been a short conversation.

Zoomie said...

I keep meaning to make focaccia - maybe this weekend if the rain keeps up!

cookiecrumb said...

We're not gonna take it.

Anonymous said...

You've inspired me! I love a good focaccia, but have never tried to make my own. Gonna have to attempt it.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, How did it turn out?

cookiecrumb, I did not know you were a fan.

Zia, This bread is very easy to make. Use the best oil you have.
You guys are lucky because Zio will pick out the perfect wine.

Zoomie said...

I got sidetracked by having two guys here who came to run in the Bay to Breakers, so I didn't make the bread. How would it be with fresh herbs mixed in?

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, It would be Zoomcaccia.