Thermador Game Day Recipe: Sun Sourdough Sun-Dried Tomato Focaccia

With the big game this Sunday we are approaching one of the top food-consumption days of the year. So why not score a touchdown for your favorite fans with an appetizer to keep them full and pumped up until the last second.

And with the use of the new Thermador Steam & Convection Oven, you can create an appetizer that will keep everyone full and on point during all the game-day excitement.

So find that remote control, turn on that oven and get ready for a loud and exciting day with your closest friends.

Try Chef Kyle Jakobi's Tomato Foccacia Bread as an appetizer for the big game Sunday.

Here’s the recipe:

2-3 rounds

1 cup sour dough starter                           

1 cup corn meal

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped        

2 eggs

1½ cups hot water                                      

¼ cup olive oil

2 Tbsp sugar                                                

2 Tbsp dry yeast

1 Tbsp salt                                                    

3-5 cups unbleached flour

Additional olive oil, rosemary and kosher salt. Place all ingredients except flour in large mixer bowl fitted with mixing paddle. Turn mixer on and add flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead for 6 minutes. 

Remove from bowl and divide into two or three pieces. Roll dough out into circles.  Place on parchment paper, cover and let rise until puffy.

Preheat oven to 450º Convection.  After the dough has risen, using your fingers, make indentations all over the surface of bread rounds. Brush liberally with olive oil. Sprinkle with rosemary and kosher salt.

Bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.