Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe

Rosemary focaccia bread is an easy and tasty recipe that anyone can make and all will love.

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Focaccia is an Italian bread that works great as an appetizer, a side for soup, bread for sandwiches, and perfect with a saucy meal that uses dressings.

Rosemary Focaccia ingredients

  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • All-purpose flour or bread flour
  • Warm water 105°F
  • Flaky sea salt – if you use fine sea salt reduce the amount by half
  • Extra virgin olive oil – the star of this recipe

Toppings

  • flaky salt
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil

How to make Rosemary Focaccia Bread

  • In a large mixing bowl add your active dry yeast and warm water. Give it a stir
  • Add in the salt, olive oil, and flour. Mix until the dough starts to form
  • Knead the dough in your mixer or by hand until its smooth and pulls away from the bowl. It should take 5 minutes by hand.
  • Lightly oil a medium-sized bowl with the extra virgin olive oil. Form the dough into a ball and place it into the bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel. Let it sit in a warm area around 75° for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Lightly oil a sheet pan and add some flaky salt also
  • Place the dough on the pan and gently spread it out to cover the pan. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Uncover the dough and drizzle more olive oil on top. Use your fingers to poke dents into the dough
  • Sprinkle on some sea salt and fresh rosemary
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes rotating it halfway until light golden brown
  • Enjoy!
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Focaccia bread toppings

  • Garlic – Mince 2 garlic cloves and add it into the dough or mince and mix it with olive oil and pour on top
  • Fresh herbs – chopped basil, fresh rosemary, thyme, or fresh tarragon are great additions.
  • Dried herbs – You could use dried herbs instead of fresh if you don’t have any. Try to incorporate it into the dough rather than sprinkling on top so they don’t burn while baking.
  • Green olives
  • Grape tomatoes sliced in half or sun-dried tomatoes
  • Cheese – parmesan, mozzarella, or gorgonzola
  • Caramelized onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Pesto – before or after baking
  • Pine nuts
  • Artichokes
  • Everything bagel seasoning

The options are endless when topping your focaccia bread. Get creative and make it your own!

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How to store focaccia bread

This bread will last a few days and a few months in the freezer. To freeze the dough before baking, once it rises the first time punch the air out, coat with some extra virgin olive oil, and store in a zip lock bag. Make sure to squeeze the air out and the dough will last up to 3 months frozen.

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Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe

Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ⅓ cup warm water 105°F
  • 1 ¼ tsp flaky sea salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Topping

  • flaky salt
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl add your active dry yeast and warm water. Give it a stir
  • Add in the salt, olive oil, and flour. Mix until the dough starts to form
  • Knead the dough in your mixer or by hand until its smooth and pulls away from the bowl. Should take 5 minutes by hand.
  • Lightly oil a medium sized bowl with the extra virgin olive oil. Form the dough into a ball and place it into the bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel. Let it sit in a warm area around 75° for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Lightly oil a sheet pan and add some flaky salt also
  • Place the dough on the pan and gently spread it out to cover the pan. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Uncover the dough and drizzle more olive oil on top. Use your fingers to poke dents into the dough
  • Sprinkle on some sea salt and fresh rosemary
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes rotating it halfway until light golden brown
  • Enjoy!
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