No-Knead Balsamic-Glazed Cherry Focaccia

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Balsamic-glazed cherries complement this salty/chewy bread beautifully.

No-Knead Balsamic-Glazed Cherry Focaccia

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Yield: 12 servings
Published: 03/15/2012

Ingredients

Dough

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Bing cherries, pitted and halved; or one 14.5-ounce can tart pitted cherries, drained
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Kirsch (cherry liqueur), or water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, Maldon preferred

Directions

1) To make the dough: Mix the dough ingredients briefly, to form a rough ball. Cover; let rest for 3 hours.

2) To make the topping: Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.

3) Sauté the cherries for about 3 minutes, until they begin to release their juices.

4) Stir in the vinegar and Kirsch, cooking until the liquid turns syrupy and coats the cherries. Remove from the heat and cool.

5) Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil into the bottom of a half-sheet (13" x 18") pan.

6) Spread dough into the pan, pushing it to the edges. If it shrinks back, walk away for 10 to 15 minutes; when you return, it should be easier to work with. Repeat the short rest, if necessary.

7) Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over the dough, and top with cherries, rosemary, and sea salt.

8) Cover and let rest 90 minutes. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 400°F.

9) Bake the focaccia for 20 to 25 minutes, until the top is golden brown and crusty. Remove it from the oven, cut, and serve.

Yield: about 12 servings.

Reviews

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  • star rating 12/27/2012
  • J from NJ
  • Made this for a potluck and it was a huge hit! Used frozen cherries since no fresh ones were available in winter time. Mine only required 45 min to look puffy before baking and it came out just fine. The flavor combination of cherry, balsamic, salt and rosemary was outstanding!
  • star rating 07/04/2012
  • sbtlmary from KAF Community
  • Easy, beautiful, and SO good! I made it using Vanilla Balsamic and served it with gouda and small bowls of vanilla balsamic to dip with.
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