Soft & Crispy Focaccia | Claire Saffitz | Dessert Person

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Watch Claire Saffitz make soft & crispy focaccia, a recipe from her cookbook, Dessert Person. Not only is the recipe forgiving, making it a great introduction to breadmaking for novice bakers, it’s incredibly versatile and serves as the perfect accompaniment to any meal (hello, soup weather!). You might be surprised to see just how easy it is to make a tall, fluffy, light focaccia.

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Special Equipment:
Instant-read thermometer
Stand mixer
Standard half-sheet pan (18×13 inches)

1 (1/4 oz / 7g) envelope active dry yeast
6 cups bread flour (24oz / 780g)
2 tablespoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt (0.6oz / 17g)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (5oz / 110g), plus 1/4 cup for topping plain focaccia and more for oiling hands
Optional toppings
Flaky salt, for sprinkling the top

Video Breakdown:
0:00 Start
0:15 Intro to Focaccia
0:43 Show Intro / Animation
1:00 Dessert Person
2:00 Ingredients/Special Equipment
3:20 Mix The Dough
4:57 First Rise
6:09 Fold & Proof
8:13 Prepare Toppings
10:10 Dimpling & Baking
13:59 Taste Test / Outro

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Dessert Person Cookbook
Photographer: Alex Lau
Food Stylist: Sue Li
Prop Stylist: Astrid Chastka

Video Series:
Producer/Director: Vincent Cross
Camera Operator: Calvin Robertson
Sound Engineer/Music: Michael Guggino
Editor: Brooke Shuman

Animation Credits:
Character Designer/Animator: Jack Sherry
Character Rigger: Johara Dutton
Background/Prop Designer: M. Cody Wiley
Background Illustrator: Jagriti Khirwar