I made my Crock Pot Lasagna yesterday and the house smelled very good! I tossed a salad and made up a batch of Rosemary Focaccia. Didn’t I make dinner sound easy? Actually, it wasn’t hard at all! I had already made my meat sauce for the lasagna and only needed to thaw it out before it was time to throw it together. I mixed together the cheese ingredients and then layered them together in my crock pot. Quite simple and easy! My daughter took a cooking class over the summer and made this bread that was absolutely delicious! Luckily the teacher gave the recipe out and I got it.
Here’s the recipe:
1- 3/4 cup water, warm
1 package yeast, active, dry, 2- 1/4 tsp
1 tbsp sugar
5 cups flour
1 tbsp kosher salt, kosher
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp rosemary
1 cup olive oil, divided
Notes / Directions
Combine the warm water , yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Put the bowl in a warm, not hot or cool, place until the yeast is bubbling and aromatic, at least 15 minutes.
In the bowl combine the flour, 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, 1/2 cup of olive oil and the yeast mixture on low speed. Once the dough has come together continue to knead for 5-6 minutes until it becomes smooth and soft. Give it a sprinkle of flour if the dough is really sticky and tacky.
Transfer the dough to a clean, lightly floured surface, then knead it by hand 1 or 2 times. Again, give it another sprinkle of flour if the dough is really sticky and tacky.
Coat the inside of the mixer bowl lightly with olive oil and return the dough to the bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap and put it in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, at least one hour.
Coat a jelly roll pan with the remaking 1/2 cup olive oil.
Put the dough onto the jelly roll pan and begin pressing it out to fit the size of the pan. Turn the dough over to coat the other side with olive oil. Continue to stretch the dough to fit the pan. As you are doing so, spread your fingers out and make wholes all the way through the dough.
Put the dough in the warm place until it has doubled in size, about one hour. While the dough is rising a second time, preheat oven to 425 degrees.