What you need:
-1/2 teaspoon of sugar
-1 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
-1 cup of warm water
-3 cups of flour
What to do:
Don't freak out, making bread is easier than you think!
Dissolve yeast & sugar in the water. Add 1/4 cup of flour. Whisk it real good. Let it hang out for 10 minutes or so.
Add salt. Mix in rest of the flour slowly. Place dough on floured countertop & knead until dough is a nice ball, not too sticky, not too dry. Add flour slowly if necessary.
Place dough in a big bowl, coat with olive oil & cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for two hours & let the magic happen!
After the dough has about doubled in size, preheat oven to 425F.
Oil bread tin with olive oil. Deflate the dough, knead it a bit & place it in a bread pan. Make sure to stretch it out to all the sides. Dimple the top of the dough with your fingers.
Drizzle top of dough with olive oil. You can see the theme here...don't be shy with olive oil.
Chop up lavender, thyme & rosemary leaves. Sprinkle on top of bread along with about a tablespoon or so of kosher salt.
Bake for about 20 minutes until top is golden brown.
I am so lucky to have Chef Bill from Eat @ Bill's in Owensboro, Kentucky as a close family friend. Over 4th of July weekend, he taught me to make focaccia. Like many people, I was a little scared to make bread & thought it was a huge task. Not the case! This recipe is easy & actually fun to make! Feel free to mix it up, add cheese or other herbs you like. Enjoy!
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