Olive Focaccia

The focaccia for this appetizer bread can be made the night before and reheated.

Olive Focaccia
30 mins
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  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 1/4- 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt or Kosher salt
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 recipe Fresh Grape Chutney
Fresh Grape Chutney
  • 4 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

In a small bowl combine the warm water, yeast, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, and the sugar. Let stand about 5 minutes until bubbly. In a large bowl combine 4 cups of the flour, the rosemary, oregano, and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Add olives and yeast mixture to flour mixture. Stir until a dough forms. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough (5 to 8 minutes total). Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double (1 to 1-1/2 hours).
Turn dough out onto a lightly oiled 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Press dough to fit pan. Brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining sea salt. Cover and let rise 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the Fresh Grape Chutney (recipe below).
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire rack; cool at least 20 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve with Fresh Grape Chutney. Makes 24 servings
Fresh Grape Chutney
Place grapes in food processor bowl; process with 3 or 4 on-off turns until coarsely chopped; set aside. In a large skillet melt butter; add onion and cook until just tender. Add fresh rosemary or dried rosemary and dried oregano. Cook for 1 minute. Add chopped grapes and red wine vinegar; cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Transfer to serving bowl. Serve using a slotted spoon. Makes 24 (2 tablespoon) servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 105, Fat, total (g) 3, carb. (g) 16, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 44, sodium (mg) 197, Potassium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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