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Holiday Focaccia

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Holiday Focaccia
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12
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Make merry with a fruity, nutty, sweet focaccia.

Ingredients

Focaccia

1
cup warm water (120 to 130°F.)
2
tablespoons oil
3
to 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons sugar
1
pkg. active dry yeast
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon cardamom
1/2
cup chopped candied cherries or mixed fruit
1/3
cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/4
cup dried currants or raisins

Topping

1
tablespoon butter, melted
2
tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, combine water and oil. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, yeast, salt, lemon peel and cardamom; beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • 2 By hand, stir in cherries, almonds, currants and 1 1/2 cups flour. If necessary, add 1/4 to 3/4 cup additional flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl. Cover with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until doubled in size, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • 3 Grease cookie sheet. Remove dough from bowl; place on greased cookie sheet. Lightly knead to form round ball. With greased hands, stretch and press dough to form 12-inch round. Brush with melted butter. Prick dough several times with fork. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size, 40 to 50 minutes.
  • 4 Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover dough; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; place on serving tray. Cool 10 minutes; cut into wedges with pizza cutter or serrated knife. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
45
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
)
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
12g
)
Protein
5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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