Sage & Onion Focaccia Serves 8 Focaccia is an Italian flat bread that's often served pizza-style with savory toppings. This Sage & Onion Focaccia makes a nice light lunch on its own or as an accompaniment for soup or salad.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Rising Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes

Dough:


1/2 cup warm water


1 tablespoon olive oil


2 teaspoons honey or brown rice syrup


1/2 teaspoon salt


1 1/2 cups unbleached flour

Topping:


2 tablespoons minced fresh sage


1 sweet onion, thinly sliced

1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and let stand 5 minutes. Add oil, honey or brown rice syrup, and salt. Stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Cover dough and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Punch down dough with your fist. On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit a baking sheet or pizza pan. Press dough into pan and make indentations with your fingers. Cover and let rise 10 minutes.

3. Mix oil, sage and onion and spread on top of dough. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.