Caramelized Fennel Focaccia with Red Onions
Focaccia is great bread but is made even better with the addition of sweet carmelized onions and fennel. The delicate licorice flavor of the fennel shines through.
2 cups olive oil
2 tsp. salt
Pizza dough, for 8, 6-in. pizzas
1 cup fennel, sliced and caramelized
3⁄4 cup red onions, sliced and charred
1 tbsp. dried rosemary
1. Divide oil and salt into two large metal bowls. After the pizza dough rises once, work fennel, onions and rosemary into dough and divide into 2 balls. Place dough in bowls, set aside and rise until dough is tripled in size, about 4 hr.
2. Transfer dough to two sheet pans. Spread dough out to about 12 x 18-in. and 3⁄8-in. thick. Pour remaining oil over top, cover and set aside for 1-11⁄2 hr. Bake until golden brown, about 20 min.
3. Serve focaccia sandwiches with sliced chicken, gorgonzola, cream cheese and lettuce.