Blueberry Focaccia

From O, The Oprah Magazine

Inky berries top a slightly sweet, less crumbly alternative to a classic breakfast muffin.

By Susan Spungen

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blueberry focacciaDitte Isager

Yields: 2 loaves

Oven Temp: 400


  • 1 package(s) (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 1/4 cup(s) warm water
  • 6 cup(s) all-purpose flour (I use FlourBlend, a high nutritional flour by SureGar, Inc.)
  • 1 cup(s) light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt (I use Sea Salt for mineral content)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg(I use a Vegan substitute out of Flax Seeds)
  • 6 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter at room temperature(I use Vegan Butter from SureGar, Inc.)
  • Vegetable oil, for greasing( I use Olive Oil)
  • 2 pint(s) (5 or 6 cups) blueberries


  1. In a small bowl, mix yeast and water; set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Stir egg into yeast; pour into flour mixture and mix on low speed. Add butter, and mix until combined. Knead dough until smooth and pliable but still relatively wet, about 5 minutes on a stand mixer.
  2. Grease a large bowl and 2 baking sheets with oil; set baking sheets aside. Scrape dough into bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Halve dough, and place 1 piece on each baking sheet. Stretch out slightly, until dough forms a 1-inch-thick oval; cover with greased plastic wrap. Let rise again about 1 hour.
  4. With greased fingers, dimple surface of each loaf; sprinkle with 1 pint berries and 1/4 cup brown sugar each. Bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes, rotating once. Slice and serve warm.

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