Delicious Focaccia Bread is a soft and chewy bread that is easy to make. This homemade focaccia bread is perfect as an appetizer or with your favorite Meal.
Prep Time 30mins
Cook Time 15mins
Rising and resting time 1hr15mins
Total Time 2hrs
Author Hostess At Heart
1tbspactive dry yeast
2 ¾cupsall-purpose flour
1 ½tspdried rosemarydivided
1tbspOlive oilPlus more for garnish
1/2cupParmigiano Reggianograted and divided
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, 3/4 teaspoon of the rosemary, and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan Reggiano.
Mix in 1 tablespoon of olive 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 (oval, square, or rectangle). 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 remaining 1/4 cup of cheese, remaining 3/4 teaspoon of rosemary, and sea salt. Allow dough to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown in a preheated 450° F oven with the rack set to the middle position.
*Mixer fit with a dough hook can be used instead of hand kneading.
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.