Focaccia Bread of Julia Bakery

One of my favorite things to do is walk through a local mall we have in this area that specializes in international cuisine. This mall gives new meaning to food courts everywhere. Yes, you can find a hamburger, but oh so much more; Korean, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Russian … and the list goes on. For those who live on the east side of Seattle, you probably already know that I’m talking about Crossroads Mall, a tiny place yet it’s flavor makes up for its square footage. You have to visit just before the noon hour … the aroma is absolutely divine.

The following recipe is from a Slavic bakery in Vancouver, Washington, called Julia Bakery. It has many loyal customers as well. Their bakery is well known and well loved. This is one of their requested recipes. Enjoy.


FOCACCIA

3 cups water
3/4 oz instant yeast
2 pounds plus 1/2 cup of white flour
3/4 oz of salt

Mix water and yeast for a few minutes.

Add flour and salt

Let dough rest for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

Roll into thin dough and fill with your choice of cheese, meat, olives, sundried tomatoes, etc.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Recipe Courtesy of Nenad Indic, owner of Julia Bakery in Vancouver to FOX 12 in Portland, OR.

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