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Focaccia, the Easiest Homemade Bread

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Photograph by Blake Royer

Thought no-knead bread was easy? Try this focaccia. Blake Royer of The Paupered Chef (and co-writer of Serious Eats' column Dinner Tonight) had tried the famous no-knead bread once, but it was still too much of a hassle to time everything correctly. So what do you do when you want fresh bread for dinner?

Enter focaccia. Using a Nigel Slater recipe, Blake makes the dough with just an hour of rising time and then it's off to the oven. Brushed with a thyme, garlic, parsley, and olive oil topping, and studded with olives, this quick focaccia is a hearty supplement to any meal.

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