Spicy Italian Focaccia Bread for Bread Machine

Lynn Socko


I made this variety for a stuffed bread stick, and we liked it so well I'm making the bread to use for buns for an Italian burger. It is so flavorful, it has become my new favorite.

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makes a 11x13 pan


1 Hr 30 Min


25 Min





3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
sea salt
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
powdered milk
1 1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
dry italian seasoning
1 tsp
dry basil
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
water 80°
2 tsp
active dry yeast
4 Tbsp
garlic infused olive oil


**grated parmesan cheese
**poppy seeds
**red pepper flakes


**grated parmesan cheese
**coarse sea salt

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl, stir till well combined. Place water and olive oil in bread pan, add yeast and dissolve. Now add dry ingredients to bread pan. Put machine on DOUGH ONLY cycle.
While dough is working, place about 4 tbsp of olive oil in small pan with a couple cloves of garlic that have been smashed and turn on lowest setting. Allow to warm for a few minutes. Set aside. You will use half of this in a 11x13 baking dish, be sure to rub or brush bottom and sides of dish. Then reserve the other half to brush on top of dough once it is in baking pan.
Once machine is done and dough has rested and risen, remove from pan and place in prepared baking dish. Spread dough out with fingers to fit in bottom of dish. Make indentations dough with fingertips. Drizzle remaining garlic infused olive oil over top of dough and spread out with hands or a brush. Sprinkle on any or all of the following: grated parmesan, red pepper flakes, poppy seeds, or create your own toppings.
Bake 400° for 22-25 min. Once you remove bread from oven sprinkle a little more parmesan on top and some coarse sea salt if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy