“Fast” Ciabatta

Ingredients 6 cups high-gluten flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons instant yeast 4 to 5 cups warm water (95 F to 100 F) 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Blend dry ingredients in mixing bowl using a paddle Add water and oil. Mix on low speed to blend, then mix on medium speedMore »

Pizza Dough Made with Whole Grain

Ingredients 16 pounds, 4 ounces water, temperature controlled 12 ounces sugar 2 ounces instant yeast 15 pounds General Mills Superlative Flour 10 pounds General Mills Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flour 16 ounces olive oil 8 ounces salt Instructions Combine water and sugar in a large mixer bowl. Add flours yeast and salt. Mix on lowMore »

Dough for Sicilian Pizza

Ingredients 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1-1/4 cups warm water 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup olive oil 4 cups low protein flour (11-12 percent) Instructions In a mixing bowl, combine the yeast, water, sugar, salt and oil. Whisk to combine. With the mixer running, add flour one cup at a time. MixMore »

Crusty Onion Bruschetta

Ingredients 1 French bread baguette (about 8 ounces) 4 ounces light cream cheese 1/2 cup nonfat or low fat ricotta cheese 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 cup pizza sauce 1 medium onion, cut into paper-thin wedges 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Parsley flakes (optional) Instructions Split bread in half lengthwise. PullMore »

Garlic & Olive Focaccia

Ingredients 6 ounces yeast 1 pound, 8 ounces warm water (120 F) 11 pounds, 10 ounces bread flour 3 pounds, 12 ounces water (var.) 1 pound, 8 ounces whole eggs 1 pound, 6 ounces olive oil 5 ounces sugar 5 ounces salt 2 pounds, 2 ounces chopped garlic 2 pounds, 2 ounces chopped ripe olivesMore »

Stromboli Roll

Ingredients 1 recipe dough, rolled out into two 4×16-inch rectanglesBrush each rectangle with mustard to taste (optional) Layer on each rectangle: 2-3 thin slices mozzarella 4 thin slices of ham 6-8 thin slices salami ¼ cup crumbled Italian Sausage ¼ tomato sauce A small handful of thinly sliced raw onion 3 slices tomato 3 slicesMore »

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Ingredients 1 large loaf French bred 4 garlic cloves, minced 4 tablespoons butter, softened 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 cup fontina 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried parsley Marinara sauce for dipping Instructions Cut the loaf of bread in half, lengthways. Mix the garlic with the softened butter;More »

Chef Jeff’s Whole Grain Pizza Dough

Ingredients 3 cups warm water 1 ounce instant dry yeast 2 ounces sugar 17 ounces whole wheat flour 12 ounces high gluten flour 6 ounces dry quick oats zipped up in the food processor 2-1/2 ounces wheat germ 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon onion powder Water as needed Instructions Like making regular dough, add yeastMore »

Garlic Toast

Ingredients 8 slices pane Toscano, or other rustic-style bread, cut about 3/4-inch thick 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled Extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Grill or toast the slices of bread lightly on both sides. While the bread is still hot, rub the bread on one side only with the garlic. Drizzle each slice (generously) withMore »

Tomato Focaccia

Ingredients 1/4 ounce active dry yeast or 1/2 ounce fresh yeast 1 cup warm water 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 ounces plum tomatoes, crushed 2 teaspoons oregano Instructions 1) In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let sit for 10 minutes. Add theMore »