Sun-Dried Tomato Flatbread

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 260


1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (100° to 110°F)
3 cups (about) all-purpose unbleached flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 to 10 marinated sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into quarters
pinch of dried oregano, crumbled


1 Sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let stand until the yeast is creamy, about 2 minutes. Stir until the yeast dissolves. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil.

2 In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms.

3 Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, adding more flour as necessary to make a moist, slightly sticky dough. (Or make the dough in a heavy-duty mixer, food processor, or bread machine following the manufacturer's directions.) Shape the dough into a ball.

4 Oil the inside of a large bowl. Add the dough, turning once to oil the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

5 Oil a large baking sheet or a 12-inch round pizza pan. Place the dough on the pan. Oil your hands and flatten the dough out to a 12-inch circle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

6 Place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F. With your fingertips, make dimples in the dough about 1 inch apart. Press a bit of tomato in each dimple. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, spreading it with your fingers. Sprinkle with the oregano. Bake 25 minutes or until the golden brown.

7 Slide the focaccia onto a cutting board and cut into squares. Serve warm.

From "1,000 Italian Recipes." Copyright 2004 by Michele Scicolone. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 260
Calories from Fat: 60

This Sun-Dried Tomato Flatbread recipe is from the Cook'n in Italy Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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