Sun Oven Solar Focaccia Made Easy

Some days I just don’t feel like making everything from scratch, but I hate to see a sunny day go to waste. Luckily, purchased refrigerated pizza dough can be used to make focaccia bread in no time. Trader Joe’s and Fresh & Easy both have very good white and whole wheat ready-made dough.

Focaccia is a street food in Italy and most Italian bakeries will have at least two or three different kinds. Basic focaccia bread is topped with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of kosher salt, but other toppings could include rosemary, olives, onions, tomatoes, eggplant, etc. It’s very easy to make. Just spread the room temperature dough out in a baking pan, use your fingers to dimple it all over, cover it with a sheet of oiled plastic wrap and let it rise for about 30 minutes, then top it with oil and salt (or seasonings of your choice) and pop it in a preheated Sun Oven until it starts to brown, about 45 minutes. Any leftovers should be frozen because focaccia bread does get stale quickly.

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