Loaf of Focaccia bread with slices in back ground
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Traditional Focaccia

Traditional Focaccia is a great bread that can stand alone or goes great with a meat and cheese tray or a big bowl of pasta.
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings 18
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Olive oil
  • 1-1/4 cup milk
  • Parmigiano Reggiano

Instructions

  • In a small bowl or cup, combine milk, yeast, and sugar. Allow to sit until it becomes foamy (5 to 10 minutes)
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil, and black pepper.
  • Mix in the vegetable oil and then add the milk-yeast mixture.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled large bowl, turning once to coat both sides. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until it doubles in size (1 to 1-1/2 hours).
  • Punch down dough and place on a well greased rimmed baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle or any shape to your liking. To give the dough the dimples effect, use your fingertips, pushing gently all over the surface of the dough.
  • Brush generously with olive oil. Sprinkle with cheese, rosemary and kosher or sea salt. Allow dough to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown in a preheated 450 degree F oven with the rack set to the middle position.

Notes

Recipe adapted from All recipies.com
Prep time includes non-active raising time.

Nutrition

Serving: 18g | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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