Choose a pan. A 13x9 pan results in thicker focaccia that can be sliced for panini. Using a half- sheet pan results in a thinner, crispier bread suitable for serving with pasta and other dishes.
Mix up water, yeast, salt, olive oil and flour.
Beat on high for 1 minute. Hold on to your mixer as it can dance a bit. :)
Oil 13x9 pan with cooking spray, or vegetable oil. Olive oil might burn in the oven.
Remove dough from paddle.
Move dough into prepared pan.
Spread dough out in prepared pan. Wet hands to make it a bit easier.
Cover and let dough rise for 60 minutes or until puffy.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Punch down dough, drizzle with olive oil, basil, oregano, onion powder, parmiaggiano cheese or whatever you prefer.
Punched down and seasoned bread
Into the oven
Bake for 35-40 minutes
Golden brown and delicious after 35 minutes. Move immediately to cooling rack to keep a crisp crust.
A warm slice to have with dinner.
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