I updated this post recently with newer pictures and clearer directions. I didn’t delete this post for nostalgia. For the new post, go here.
This focaccia bread may just be my favorite recipe. Yes, I really mean it. It is so, so easy and always turns out amazing. Not to mention, focaccia bread tastes great with just about everything.
First, proof the yeast. This means combine the yeast and the water and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Next, mix in the oils, Italian herbs, salt, and pepper.
Gradually add the flour. Once flour is added, place dough on floured board and knead in more flour until dough no longer sticks to your hands. Place dough in an oiled bowl.
Let rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Oil a cookie sheet and mold dough into loaf form (I’m not very good at this). Top with grated Parmesan cheese and kosher salt.
Bake in an oven preheated to 450 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until slightly golden.
Yuuummmm. So good. The picture below is from a separate loaf I made that’s a bit more cheesey, with my messy bowl of lasagna 🙂
This stuff is great! I hope you enjoy.
Modified from All Recipes
1 cup water
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 pinch pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp olive oil
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (I mean Kraft, like the stuff in the green can)
Kosher salt (enough to sprinkle on the top)
Proof the yeast in the water by combining them in a mixing bowl. Let sit for about ten minutes. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, vegetable and olive oil and combine. Gradually add the flour. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Punch dough down; place on an oiled baking sheet. Pat into a ½ inch thick rectangle. Brush top with olive oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and kosher salt. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.