What's wrong with my focaccia?
today I tried to make the yeast bread. It's my first time. And it was totally bad! I did what is said in the recipe... 1/4 cup lukewarm water to dissolve the active dry yeast , then mix with remaining 3/4 cup and 2 tablespoon olive oil. sit for 10 mins. Then add 1 cup flour first , mix with salt and herbs, then another 1 cup. The dough is very thin ,soft.and sticky... don't look at a "dough" to me at all. It's very hard to "knead "by hands.
But you know what, after I placed it in a warm place ( I heated the oven at 50C and place a bowl of water inside ) for 1.5 hours. They're still thin and sticky... the recipe asked me to use fingertips to make dimples and they're too sticky and the dimples can't be made at all ! I am very frustrated.When it's baked, the dough dimples are not like that in the pictures... they're some just some holes. :-(
I really don't know what's wrong with it... they're so sticky and thin I wonder how you could knead such a "dough"? Please let me know what's wrong with everything....