Italian Herb & Sun-Dried Tomato Focaccia

Lisa Ann DiNunzio

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@Lisa_Ann

Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread made with different herbs, seasonings & toppings! You could add olives, crushed red pepper, shredded cheese, sliced roma tomatoes, caramelized onions, fresh garlic etc. It's really not difficult to make, tastes wonderful, and the aroma of fresh baked Focaccia is amazing! Try this recipe, you will be surprised how easy it is to make! Enjoy! =)


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
cups warm water
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil (plus additional for drizzling)
1 1/4 tsp
sea salt
3 1/2 c
unbleached all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
instant yeast
1 tsp
dried oregano (plus additional for topping dough)
1/2 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 c
shredded parmesan cheese
10
sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained and chopped, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Lightly grease bottom and sides of a 9 x13 baking pan with 1 - 2 tablespoons of olive oil. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, and beat at high speed with an electric mixer or wooden spoon for 60 seconds, batter will be sticky. Scoop batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly, cover with plastic wrap, let rise at room temperature for 1 hour or until it becomes puffy. The last 10-15 minutes that the dough is rising, preheat oven to 375°. Gently poke the dough all over with your fingers, but do not poke through the dough, just create small "dimples". Drizzle dough lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, additional dried herbs of your choice, and sun-dried tomatoes, if desired. Bake the bread until it's golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven, wait 5 minutes, then take Focaccia out of the pan and place onto a rack. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.

*Note: You could add a variety of toppings such as; sliced olives, crushed red pepper, shredded mozzarella cheese, sliced roma tomatoes, caramelized onions, fresh garlic etc.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian