Monday, April 27, 2009

April Mystery Box: Rosemary-Garlic-Beer Focaccia with Smoked Gouda and Ham

This month, the Mystery Ingredient Challenge box included beer, rosemary and ham. I wanted to make a pizza but in the end I settled on a simple rosemary-garlic-beer Focaccia topped with smoked Gouda and ham. The serving size for this recipe is decent sized appetizers and pairs great with a cold Newcastle.

1.25 cups bread flour
1.25 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1.5 tsp salt
1.5 tbsp garlic olive oil (I use Garlic Gold, more on this fabulous company in the coming week... consider this a preview)
1 tbsp Garlic Gold Italian Herb Nuggets
1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
6 oz beer (I used Newcastle because I LOVE it's flavor!)
2.5 oz diced smoked Gouda
3 oz diced ham

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first four ingredients together until blended, then add remaining ingredients through the beer. Once dough is blended, place on greased baking pans (or pizza stone) and press out with your fingers until desired thickness. Bake for 5-10 minutes until crust starts to set. Remove from oven and sprinkle gouda and ham over top. Bake for another 8-15 minutes until cheese starts to brown. Slice into small triangles with pizza cutter and enjoy!

Nutritional Information: 212 calories/6 grams of fat/2 grams of fiber/10 grams of protein

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Zara said...

mmm, that looks good!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

looks great! I think bread was totally the way to go with this challenge.

C.G. the Foodie said...

I would press it out a bit thinner next time but it is definitely a healthier "bar snack"

Anonymous said...

The focaccia sounds good with smoked gouda and ham!

Carolyn Jung said...

Garlic beer focaccia? Whoa, baby! ;)

Passionate Eater said...

You are truly a master! I would never think to make a focaccia bread with beer! I am sure that your bread popped with flavor from the smoked cheese, rosemary, ham, and beer!


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