A few years ago when I was dreaming about baking good bread I stumbled across Mike Avery and his Sourdough Home web site. http://www.sourdoughhome.com/index.html . For me it was a great find and Mike was very kind with me as I stumbled through the beginnings of learning to bake simple breads. After I was on my way and had been using some of his key recipes with success, I decided to purchase his self published recipe book. I figured he had earned my support after spending so much time holding my hand in the early days, and it's well done, has great pictures, easy directions and is a very good value (cheap). One of the extras Mike includes is his never ending updates. So every now and then he sends me a new recipe or update to one of the hand outs. He also supports the attendees of his classes with this same free update service.
Anyone who has been reading here at TFL knows what an asset Mike is for aspiring bakers. I really don't know anyone who is more well read and takes the time to work with the community and our users like he does. I hope he writes a hard cover book one of these days. He is very authoritative and has a clear writing style. Honest--I'm not the fan club president but I do appreciate all he does for us. It takes time to do this stuff.
A couple days ago I received a recipe for Focaccia from Mike that looked interesting and I tried it today. One thing I like about this recipe is that it's a 1 day project and still it tastes wonderful. It starts with a Sponge and is about 25% WW. I thought I would try making it savory so I added 1/4t of French Thyme and powdered Rosemary in the dough mix. As you can see in the photo I also baked a couple sprigs of fresh rosemary in the top.
This is the easiest and best Focaccia I have made. Thanks Mike, for the inspiration and formula.