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Here's the bread -- you pick the fillings!
3 cups Mellow Pastry Blend*
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon baking powder
*Or use our all-purpose flour, increasing the water by 2 tablespoons.
Combine all of the ingredients, beat for 5 minutes with an electric mixer set at medium speed, and let rest at room temperature, covered, for 1 hour, or until it's bubbly.
Scoop the sticky dough/batter into a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Cover the pan, and let the dough rise for 1 hour, until it looks bubbly.
Bake the focaccia in a preheated 400°F oven for 25 minutes, or until it's golden brown. Sprinkle it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, coarse salt, and/or fresh rosemary about 5 minutes before the end of the baking time, if desired. Remove focaccia from the oven, remove it from the pan, and let it cool on a wire rack. To make panini, cut it into squares, slice, add fillings, and grill. Yield: about 6 large servings.
Serving size 1 square, about 4 1/2 inches: 240 cal, 5g fat, 6g protein, 42g complex carbohydrates, 2g dietary fiber, 527mg sodium, 58mg potassium, 2mg iron, 1mg calcium, 40mg phosphorus.