Monday, March 4, 2013

Italian Herb and Cheese Focaccia

I love making fresh bread.  I love the way my house smells when it is baking.  I love the warm comfort I get by eating a slice of bread fresh out of the oven, and anything with carbs is usually satisfying in my book.  I don't always have the time to make great rolls or a good loaf of bread so this is a great way to get homebaked bread in less than an hour.

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 Italian Herb and Cheese Focaccia

2 3/4 cup bread flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp turbinado sugar (sugar, or honey work fine)
1 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 cup warm water (110-115 F)
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided

I tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese (I used bottled since I was out of fresh)
1/4 tsp kosher salt

In a large bowl or Kitchen Aid fitted with a dough hook add the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, garlic, and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Add the water and 1 Tbsp olive oil.  Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated into a dough.  Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.  

Coat the bottom of a glass or plastic bowl with olive oil.  Shape the dough into a ball and place in the bowl.  Turning to coat with the oil.  Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Preheat a baking stone your oven to 450 F. 

When the dough has risen punch down.  Lightly flour a piece of parchment paper and shape dough into a 1/2" thick rectangle.  Drizzle 1 tsp or so of olive oil over the dough and brush with a pastry brush.  Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, kosher salt, and Parmesan cheese.

Transfer the dough to the stone and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool about 10 minutes.  Slice and serve.


  1. Replies
    1. I know right. Fast and good. Thanks for coming I hope you like the bread as much as my family does :)

  2. I am a total carb addict. This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays!

    1. Thank you for stopping by to check it out!

  3. This looks so good! Bread is my weak spot! I can't wait to try this...I am sure my family will love it! Thanks for stopping by earlier at Cozy Country Living:)

    1. This is super easy, you can do it. My kids devour it, it's ridiculous. Love your cute blog :)

  4. Hi Krista! My Liebster Award post is up and I featured this recipe :) You can check it out here:

    Feel free to pick up an "I Was Featured On" button on my sidebar :) Have a great day!

    1. Oh dear! LOL WRONG link. Here's the right one.

      (But that smoothie looks good, too! That's why I copied, pasted, and pinned! Hahahaha!)

    2. Perfect!!! Thanks so much Shandy. You are fabulous :) Keep growing!


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