Zito's Bakery Focaccia Bread

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 ounces salt
  • 1 ounce yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 ounce cooking oil
  • Toppings to taste: rosemary, fresh tomato and basil, tomato sauce and cheese


  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add to the other ingredients and mix well.
  2. Put in a lightly oiled bowl and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Set aside and let rest for about 45 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Remove dough from the bowl and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Spread into a 16 x 18-inch sheet pan and prick all over with the tines of a fork. Spread toppings.
  5. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes.

Yield: 1 full 16 x 18-inch sheet | Prep Time: 1 hour | Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Recipe courtesy Zito s Bakery, New York