One Hour Skillet Focaccia
This easy focaccia takes only 1 hour to make. Perfect side for your pasta dish or your favorite soup.
- 3/4 c warm water
- 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp yeast
- 2 Tbsp olive or canola oil
- 2 c all-purpose flour ( divided )
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp unsalted or salted butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp grated parmesan
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
for the dough:
for the parmesan butter brush:
- Place water and sugar in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Sprinkle yeast over the water and stir few times. Let sit until foamy ( about 5 minutes).
- Turn the mixer on low speed and add 1 cup of flour and salt. Mix until combined.
- Add oil and mix well.
- Gradually add as much of the remaining cup of flour as you can ( it can be only 3/4 of it) and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- In the meantime, preheat the oven to 220 degrees F and when it's ready turn it off. Keep the door closed.
- Grease the skillet.
- Place dough onto a floured surface (use the remaining flour from the second cup) and fold the dough few times until you feel it's smooth and not sticky anymore. Shape into a ball.
- Roll out the dough into a size of your skillet.
- Place in skillet. Stretch up the sides. Cover with a kitchen towel and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Take the skillet out of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Make indentations in the dough with your fingers.
- Mix melted butter, parmesan and seasoning in a small bowl. Brush the dough with half the butter.
- Place skillet with dough in the preheated oven and bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with remaining butter. Let cool until safe to the touch and slice. Serve.