Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread

It’s the simplest bread I’ve ever made and I get consistently incredible results. The entire process only takes about an hour, which, at least in the bread-baking world, is no time at all.


– 2 small butternut squash, or 1 1/2 large – 4 tbsp butter or ghee – Salt – Pepper – 1 onion, roughly chopped – 1 carrot, roughly chopped – 2 tsp curry powder, hot or mild depending on taste – 2 cups chicken stock – 2 cups fresh apple cider – 1 tsp kosher salt – 1/2 tsp pepper – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, optional

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, water, and yeast. Let sit for about 10 minutes or until frothy.

Add all remaining ingredients except flour and combine.

Using your KitchenAid or by hand, incorporate flour 1/2 cup at a time until no longer sticky. Knead for about 7 minutes using your KitchenAid with the dough hook attachment or by hand.

Lightly oil a large bowl with olive oil and let the dough rise in the bowl until doubled.

Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Punch dough down and shape into loaf form. Top with kosher salt, parmesan cheese, or mozzarella.

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.