: In a large bowl, or the bowl of a mixer, combine the biga with all of the dough ingredients, stirring to mix well. Mix until the dough becomes cohesive, then knead, by hand or machine, till it?s springy, about 5 minutes (or a bit longer by hand). Place
: Place the biga and all of the dough ingredients into the pan of your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer, program the machine for manual or dough, and press Start. About 7 minutes before the end of the final kneading cycle, check
: Gently deflate the dough, divide it in half, and transfer it to a lightly greased work surface. Cover it, and let it rest for 15 minutes; this gives the gluten a chance to relax, making it easier to roll out.
Working with half the dough at a time, roll it into an 18 x 13-inch rectangle. Don?t worry; if it?s not exactly 18 x 13 inches, you can stretch it once it?s in the pan. Transfer the dough to an olive-oiled half-sheet (18 x 13-inch) pan. If you don?t have
Put a layer of provolone atop the crust, then a layer of salami; alternatively, use mozzarella, or fontina; pepperoni, capocollo, or prosciutto, or the cheese or meat of your choice. Top the meat with the cup of grated Parmesan or Asiago; freshly grated i
Roll the other half of the dough into a rectangle large enough to cover the filled crust. Drape it over the filling, and seal it to the bottom crust all the way around. Cut a small hole in the center, to allow any steam to escape. Cover the focaccia, and
Bake the focaccia for 20 minutes. Remove it from the oven, sprinkle it with the half cup of Asiago or Parmesan, and return it to the oven. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the focaccia is golden brown, and the cheese is melted. Remove it from t