Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nana's homemade whole wheat focaccia.

I feel like death. Seriously moms should not get sick. Especially with mastitis. I can't lift kids, I can't hold kids, I can't hug kids, Life is not fun right now. My sweet Buby is headed to go get my prescription now.  So, seeing that I am in no condition to tend to the needs of 4 cute babies, I headed to my mommy's. While I was over there, I tasted this little piece of heaven...

Homemade whole wheat focaccia...Oh heaven sakes is it pure delight. I wish I had a piece right now... But dangit, Why is my mom such a fantastic cook? {I know everyone says that about their mom, But It's not just my opinion, ask anyone, it's a fact.} I couldn't put the dumb bread down. No, literally I ate it until there was no more... Yes, It's "clean" But lets get something straight... Just because something is "CLEAN" does not mean it will help you lose weight. In this months issue of Clean Eating a reader wrote in and said that she had gained 8 pounds since she started cooking from the clean eating magazine... Hello?!? If you only cook the "clean" desserts they publish, You're still going to get fat. It's still calorie laden, It's just not processed. Okay anyways, Here's the recipe... and a word to the wise, Don't make this if you don't have someone to share it with, because you will eat it all.

Homemade whole wheat focaccia- By Debi Mortensen {Aka my mama}
1 1/2 C. warm water
2 1/2 tea. yeast
1 tea. honey
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 tea salt
4 cups whole wheat flour

Herb mix
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tea garlic pwd
1 tea dried oregano
1 tea dried thyme
1/2 tea. dried basil
1/4 tea fresh ground black pepper

In mixer, Combine water, Yeast, Honey, 2 T. oil and 2 cups flour. Let it rise halfway up the bowl. Add 1 tea. salt and remaining flour and knead for 5 min.
Press onto oiled cookie sheet. Cover and let it rise until doubled. Spread herbed mix over top, Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and with fingers press holes into top.
Bake at 425 for 15 min. or until golden brown.


  1. Sounds delicious and thank you for pointing out the fine print not to make it on your own:)
    'Just because something is "CLEAN" does not mean it will help you lose weight" - I learned that during our period of being raw vegans. I couldn't figure out why people around me were loosing 70-80 pounds and my weight wasn't budging. Well, I was eating raw vegan desserts all the time....duh!

  2. Thanks for the nod to my cooking. Lately everything's been coming out great! ...and this one was a doozy! Didn't expect it to be so good and so easy.

    *tea should be tsp. for anyone out there who wants to make this. I think Kyrsten was a little loopy when she typed this. Love ya babe!