Focaccia bread is probably my favourite bread recipe, its my go to for pizza crust or if I want to make some yummy bread! It’s delicious and surprisingly quick to make as far as bread goes AND it smells wonderful!
Adapted from food.com
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 (1/4 ounce) packet active dry yeast. *If you buy your yeast in a jar like me, it’s 2 1/4 teaspoons*
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 dash ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
**I’m allergic to cheese, so I don’t add it and the bread is still really good!**
Let’s get started!
Mix the yeast & water in a small bowl. Let proof for 10 minutes until bubbles begin to form. In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, sugar, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil & black pepper. Add the yeast mix & vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and combine. When dough has pulled together, turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with damp cloth and let rise in warm place for 25 minutes. preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Punch dough down, place on greased baking sheet (I use a baking stone). Pat dough into 1/2 inch thick rectangle (I always make a circle #rebel). Use your knuckle to make indentations in the dough about 1/2 inch apart, then prick dough with fork. Brush top with olive oil, then sprinkle with your cheese. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.
After the bread is done I usually brush it with Earth Balance …yum!
I baked focaccia bread on Saturday to have with brunch. Stephen and I walked to our local farmers market and bought green peppers, tomatoes and spicy sausage!
It’s the simple things in life that make it so sweet.