For the Bread
- 1tablespoonolive oil
- 3cupsunbleached white flour
- 1teaspoongranulated sugar
- 1teaspoonfast-rising active dry yeast
- 1tablespoon choppedfresh sage
- 1tablespoon choppedred onions
For the Topping
- 2tablespoonsolive oil
- 1/2red onion, thinly sliced
- 5fresh sage leaves
- 2teaspoonscoarse sea salt
- coarse ground pepper
- Pour the water and oil into the bread pan.
- Reverse the order in which you add the wet and dry ingredients if necessary.
- Sprinkle the flour over, ensuring that it covers the liquid.
- Add the salt and sugar in separate corners.
- Make a shallow indentation in the flour and add the yeast.
- Set the bread machine to the dough setting.
- If our machine has a choice of settings, use the basic or pizza dough setting.
- Press Start.
- Lightly oil a 10-11 inch shallow round cake pan or pizza pan.
- When the cycle has finished, remove the dough from the pan and place it on a surface lightly dusted with flour.
- Punch the dough down and flatten it slightly.
- Sprinkle over the sage and red onion and knead it gently to incorporate.
- Shape the dough into a ball, flatten it, then roll it into a round of about 10-11 inches.
- Place in the prepared pan.
- Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F Uncover the risen focaccia, and using your fingertips, poke the dough to make deep dimples over the surface.
- Cover and let rise for 10-15 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in bulk.
- Drizzle the olive oil over and sprinkle with the onion, sage leaves, sea salt and black pepper.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
- Turn out onto a wire rack to cool slightly.
- Serve warm.
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