May 9, 2012

What I'm into Wednesday: Sharing Recipes

When I got married my sister, god-mother, and aunt threw me a shower in Ohio. They had all the guests bring a recipe card with one of their favorite recipes handwritten on it. They used those recipe cards to create a cookbook for me. I treasure that cookbook and I'm making an effort to make my way through all the cakes, salads, soups, and other yummy goodness my friends and family shared with me.

This weekend I made my sister's Rosemary Focaccia bread and it was so good I had to share it.

2 3/4c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. course salt, divided
1/4 c. olive oil, divided
1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary or 2 tsp. dried rosemary
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 package of quick-rising yeast (1/4 oz)


Combine the flour, sugar, 1/2 tsp, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in 1 cup of warm water and 2 Tbsp. of oil. Mix until a sticky dough forms. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Punch the down down. Cover and let rise for another 20 minutes.

Lightly spray a 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. Punch the dough down and press into the prepared pan.

Spread the remaining oil over the dough and then sprinkle the Rosemary and remaining salt over the bread. Cover and let it rise another 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the focaccia until golden brown, 20-30. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then transfer it to wire rack to cool completely.

Every time I open my cookbook it reminds me of all the people my husband and I have in our lives that love and support us.

If you have a favorite recipe I'd love for you to share it with me!

  Here are some other fun details from the shower I thought you might enjoy!
Aren't the center-pieces amazing! Upside-down umbrellas filled with flowers!

The cutest party favors, little tea bags with our wedding date!

Thanks for reading.

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