Italian Food Recipe : Golden Onion Focaccia

Ingredients:

1 package
quick-rise yeast  
1 tsp
salt 
2 cups
all-purpose flour  
4 tbsp
olive oil  
1 cup
whole-wheat flour  
1 tbsp
yellow cornmeal  
1
medium red onion, thinly sliced 
2 tbsp
freshly grated Parmesan cheese 
1 tbsp
fresh rosemary  
1/4 tsp
cracked black pepper 
coarse salt (optional)

Method :

In large bowl, combine yeast, 1 tsp salt, and 1 cup of all-purpose flour

In 1 quart saucepan, heat 2 tbsp oil and 1 cup water over medium heat until very warm (120 – 130 F)

With mixer at low speed, gradually beat liquid into flour mixture just until blended

Increase speed to medium, beat 2 minutes

Add 1/2 cup all purpose flour, beat 2 minutes

With wooden spoon, stir in whole wheat flour to make a soft dough

Knead dough in bowl 8 minutes, working in about 1/2 cup more all purpose flour

Cover loosely with plastic wrap, let rest 15 minutes

Grease 13″ by 9″ metal baking pan, sprinkle with cornmeal

Pat dough into pan, pushing into corners

Cover loosely with plastic wrap, let rise in warm place (80 – 85 F) 30 minutes, or until doubled

In 10 inch skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat

Add onion, cook until tender

Preheat oven to 400 F

With finger, make deep indentations 1 inch apart over entire surface of dough, almost to bottom of pan

Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp oil

Spoon onion evenly over dough in pan

Sprinkle with remaining ingredients

Bake focaccia 20 – 25 minutes, until golden brown

Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack

Serve warm. Or, remove from pan and cool completely to serve later.

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