Today I am going to show you my latest interior design
project. I have just finished decorating the model at
a large condominium project - Tuscan Villas.
The counter is set for two in the soft golds, greens, and creams
I love the texture on the edges of these plates and bowls.
The cream flatware fits right in and matches
the soft creams
I started the layering with this great charger.
Soft green and cream Ralph Loren
napkins hang between the plates.
Artificial artichokes accent the bowls picking
up more of the greens.
To go along with the Italian theme of the
decorating we have squares of focaccia on the counter.
Since it is also Bread Week, I thought
Italian Focaccia would be the perfect
bread for today's recipe.
Here is just a peek at the clubhouse which I also decorated.
I will have to do a post on that another time.
This is the exterior of the townhomes that I did the model for.
This is the kitchen which features wonderful open cabinets
and stainless steel appliances with granite counters.
The living room has a large space where I placed
an oversized entertainment center.
Love the touch of leopard print in the living room.
Also the living room features a large comfortable couch.
I will feature more of the interior of the model in a later post.
It is day 3 of Bread Week
featuring Italian Focaccia.
The bread starts with herbs that are heated up in olive oil.
This bread is a very soft dough so it will not come
away from the edges of the bowl.
The oil and herb mix is brushed on the bottom of the pan,
After the dough is placed in the pan and allowed to rise,
you press your fingertips in it to make indentations
to capture and absorb the herbed oil.
Then bake and enjoy.
Italian Focaccia Recipe
2 C. warm water
1 tsp. sugar
2 pkg. fast acting yeast
4 C. flour
2 tsp salt
6 T. olive oil
2 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese
Mix the water sugar and fast acting yeas. Let
sit for 5 minutes. Mix in the flour and the salt and
knead to form a very soft dough. Cover and
let rest for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil and the herbs and garlic.
Bring the oil to a simmer and turn off heat and
let sit for a few minutes. Using a pastry brush,
brush some of the oil on the bottom of a 9x13 inch
pan. Gently tip the dough into the pan and gently
press into the corners of the pan. You don't want
the oil on the sides of the pan because you want
the dough to stick to the sides of the pan. Cover
and let rise about 20 minutes. Flour your fingers
and make depressions all over the dough with
your fingertips. Drizzle or brush the remaining
oil on the bread. (You don't have to use all of
it if you don't want to.) Top with Parmesan
Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan.
Look at those wonderful pockets of herbed oil.
Slice it once it is cool. It is also good for sandwiches.
Hope you enjoyed Tuscan Villa's Table and Italian Focaccia
for Day 3 of Bread Week.
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