Recipe courtesy of David Rocco
Le Focacce
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe pizza dough per focaccia (Nonna Guilia's Pizza Dough, recipe follows) *
  • Extra-virgin olive, for drizzling and greasing
  • Salt
Radicchio Focaccia:
  • Radicchio, cut in 1/8 slices
  • Smoked scamorza cheese, sliced (mozzarella can be substituted)
Potato Focaccia:
  • Potatoes, thinly sliced
  • Onions, sliced
  • Fresh rosemary
Zucchini Focaccia:
  • Zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • Onions, sliced
Schiacciata alla Fiorentina:
  • Red wine grapes, halved
  • Chianti wine, for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, for sprinkling
Nonna Guilia's Pizza Dough:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh yeast, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups lukewarm water

Directions

Schiacciata alla Fiorentina:

Preheat the oven at 450 degrees F. Oil the bottom of a pizza pan and stretch out the dough until the pizza covers the whole pan. Add as little or as much of your favorite toppings before baking it until the crust is golden brown and the toppings are bubbling, golden, or cooked through (depending on your ingredients), approximately 20 minutes. *for Schiacciata alla Fiorentina, add 2 tablespoons of sugar when making Nonna Giulia's pizza dough;

Nonna Guilia's Pizza Dough:

To make the dough: Mound the flour on a smooth work surface, and create a well in the middle of the flour. Break up the cubes of yeast with your hands and add it to the well, along with the white wine, olive oil and a portion of salted lukewarm water. Work the flour slowly, adding the rest of the salted lukewarm water as needed until it turns into a uniform dough. Cover the dough and let rest to rise for about 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature.

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