My very-Peter-Reinhart-bread-and-pizza weekend continues with a focaccia made from my leftover Rustic Bread, Pain a l’Ancienne dough. I essentially followed his focaccia recipe from the Perfect Pizza at Home class on Craftsy.com, using the Rustic Bread dough instead.
- after dough chilled for 2 days, I flattened it onto a parchment- and oil-lined baking sheet
- dough chilled on baking sheet for 1 day
- rested dough at room temp for 1 1/2 hours
- topped with sliced Roma tomatoes that had been marinated in herb oil (recipe below)
- baked at 450° using convection setting for 20 minutes
Delicious! The herb oil perked up what would have otherwise been very mediocre tomatoes and added a really great flavor to each bite. Served with salads, this reminded me of a light European-style dinner.
The crumb actually had some medium-sized irregular holes, which made me really happy to see. The flavor of the dough was fairly complex, and not overly wheat-y tasting.
Herb Oil for Pizza
Adapted from Peter Reinhart’s Perfect Pizza at Home class on Craftsy.com
Makes about 1/4 cup of flavored oil
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried pepper flakes
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and toss with tomatoes before placing on shaped dough. Also great drizzled on pizza after it’s done baking.