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grilled cheese focaccia dippers (sweet tomatoes)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Hope Vaillancourt
Las Vegas, NV

This is an absolute favorite of mine as well as all of my family & friends who have frequently visted a Sweet Tomatoes/ Souplantation Restaurant for the yummy salads, home-made soups, breads, pastas and desserts! This recipe is the real deal and tastes pretty darn similar to the cheesy goodness you can get every once in awhile at Sweet Tomatoes (only available limited times). If you loved grilled cheese as a kid then you will love these cheesy treats! Be sure to serve with your favorite tomato soup for dipping! Oh so yummy! Enjoy! ***Makes 2 9x13 loaves***

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For grilled cheese focaccia dippers (sweet tomatoes)

  • 2 1/3 c
    warm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp
  • 6 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    plus 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 c
    crushed ritz crackers
  • 3/4 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 c
    velveeta cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    american cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded

How To Make grilled cheese focaccia dippers (sweet tomatoes)

  • 1
    In a bowl, combine warm water with sugar and yeast. Whisk to dissolve sugar and yeast. Let stand for 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Place flour, salt and canola oil in the bowl of a stand tabletop mixer. Add the sugar-yeast mixture and mix for 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Divide the dough in half and form into two balls. Place the balls on a floured surface. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Stretch each dough ball to form a large oval shape and place on separate 9-by-13-inch greased baking sheets. Allow to stand again for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  • 4
    In a bowl, combine Ritz cracker crumbs, seasoned salt and 1/2 cup melted margarine or butter, and thoroughly mix. Set cracker mixture aside.
  • 5
    Coat each focaccia with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Layer on all the cheeses, splitting measurements between the two focaccias. Sprinkle crushed cracker topping over the top of each focaccia. Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crust is browned and cheese is melted.
  • 6
    Cut into dipping sized strips and serve with your favorite tomato soup! Enjoy!

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