I don’t often think of blogging about food that I cook for clients because the truth of the matter is that I didn’t think people would be interested. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Every pic I’ve posted lately about “client food” has been met with a one-word response: recipe?
Add to that the request from several friends asking for healthy, real food that gets on the table (soup to nuts) in roughly 30 minutes and here you have it. Dinner in about the time it takes to watch a sitcom. This recipe is hardly a “recipe” in that it has a handful of ingredients and it is minimal effort. The most laborious part of it is taking the chicken from the sauté pan and putting it on a sheet pan… whew, I think I broke a sweat just talking about it. Actual hands-on time is roughly 10 minutes, so you can grab a glass of wine and chill out while the oven does all the work.
These basic four ingredients that most of us already have in the pantry plus a few other add ins and that’s all that is needed to turn a few basic ingredients into focaccia.
I had been thinking about making it for months, but for one reason or another talked myself out of it every time… until now. I was thinking that it was such a hassle (it’s not) and that it would be a process (it hardly qualifies as work) to make it… blah, blah, blah. It had been awhile since I had made focaccia and I had just forgotten how ridiculously easy it is.
It is as simple as weighing some flour, mixing yeast & water and turning on a mixer. I should be ashamed of myself for putting it off for so long, especially when it really is that easy.
If you don’t have a kitchen scale, a cup of flour weighs approximately 5 ounces.
There are 16 ounces in a pound, so therefore 1 lb and 4 ounces of flour is 20 ounces. Divided by 5 gives you 4 cups of flour. I used a little more than that. I weighed my flour first and then measured it so I could give you the cup measurement and for me it came out closer to 4 and a half cups.
I know with all this math, I’ve probably just talked you out of weighing flour but it really isn’t all that bad. Please forgive the math lesson and let’s get on with the dough…