Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TWD-Foccacia Falter

Did anyone else open up this recipe on Monday afternoon and then read about the 24-36 hour rise or was it just me who planned this out so poorly?  I have made foccacia before and don't remember such a long rise, so I didn't think to read through this recipe earlier.  So I took the bread recipe and cut it in half (6-1/2 cups of flour seemed like it would make enough foccacia for all of Italy).  After the second rise, I split the dough in half and put it in oiled Ziploc bags as instructed.  Five hours later I took the first bag out to bake and the other bag is still in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner with soup.  I am hoping the long results with the slow rise are worth it, because I was not too impressed with the first batch.  It was fine, but was lacking something that I am hoping will be there tomorrow.

7 comments:

Renee {The Way to My Family's Heart} said...

I did the exact same thing and was disappointed as well. Funny. Here's to hoping that focaccia #2 will turn out better for both of us!

smarkies said...

Sorry it did not turn out to your liking. Here's to hoping that the second batch has turned out better.

Thanks for baking along this week, though.

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

I cut the recipe in half too. I baked the one loaf one night and I wasn't thrilled with the way it turned out. But had better luck with the second. it really is a long process for focaccia.

Cathleen said...

I wish I had halved the recipe! This makes a whole lot of bread! Hope your second one will be more to your liking.

Renee Iseson said...

It did take far too long for this recipe. There are many out there that aren't nearly as time consuming. Hope your next batches turned out well!

gfcelebration said...

We also cut the recipe in half, and skipped the overnight rise, since we made a gluten free version. We loved the results and hope that your second batch turns out great.

Cher Rockwell said...

Nope, I totally started this on a Saturday morning for dinner that night! (and halved the recipe)