Recipe for Onion Foccacia


    Yield: 1 foccacia

    1/2 tbsp Yeast
    1 cup Lukewarm water
    1/2 tsp Sugar
    1 tsp Salt
    2 tsp Rosemary, ground
    1 tbsp Olive oil
    1 tbsp Wheat germ
    3 cup Flour

    3 med Onions, diced
    1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
    Salt & pepper
    Olive oil, for brushing

    In a mixing bowl, combine the yeast, water, sugar, salt, oil & rosemary. Let stand until the yeast starts to froth. Mix in the wheat germ & 1 c flour. Beat well & let sit for 5 minutes. Knead in the remaining flour & knead until the dough is soft & pliable. Lightly oil a clean bowl & cover with a towel. Let rise until doubled in bulk.

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet & saute the onions, reduce heat to low & cook until the onions begin to caramelize. Remove from heat & set aside. Preheat oven to 350F.

    Roll out the dough to fit into a cookie sheet or on a pizza stone. Lightly sprinkle the cookie sheet with cornmeal & place the dough on the sheet. Stretch into the corners & build up the edges slightly. Let rest for 10 minutes.

    Brush the dough with olive oil & spread the onions over the top. Generously salt & grind fresh black pepper over the top. Bake for 25 minutes or until the crusts are done. Cut up & serve immediately or let cool. This is equally good cold & served at room temperature.