Focaccia Recipe: Perfect Fluffy Dish

Focaccia Recipe
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Focaccia Recipe
This focaccia recipe yields a classic Italian bread topped with your favorite flavors, perfect for sharing or enjoying on its own.

Hi, I’m Jacob Allen From Beyond the Bayou Blog. I made Focaccia Recipe today. It’s yummy with tender Chicken, fragrant herbs, and fluffy bread.

While making the dough, I remembered my trip to Italy. I tried real Chicken Focaccia made by a chef in a cute Tuscan town. It was so tasty and charming, I can’t forget it!

That trip inspired me to make my own Focaccia Recipe. Let’s bake it together and enjoy a taste of Italy!

Our Favorite Focaccia Bread:

This recipe is perfect for beginners because it’s super easy!You don’t need to knead the dough a lot or wait for it to rise or shape it!

It’s one of the simplest breads to make with yeast, and you can enjoy it all week long!You can cut it into breadsticks or cube it for croutons if you want fewer calories.

Overview: How to Make Focaccia Recipe?

Focaccia Recipe

Focaccia is a Italian bread that’s both fluffy and unique, perfect for any meal or snack. To start making focaccia, you’ll need some basic ingredients: flour, water, yeast, and salt. Mixing them together forms a soft dough that’s the base of the bread. The dough is then left to rise, which means letting it sit in a warm place until it grows in size and becomes airy.

Once the dough has risen, it’s time to shape and flavor it. This part is where you can get creative! You press the dough into a pan, gently poking it with your fingertips to create those classic dimples. Then comes the fun part: drizzling olive oil over the dough and adding your favorite toppings. From rosemary and thyme to cherry tomatoes or even caramelized onions, the options are endless. These toppings not only add flavor but also give the focaccia its signature rustic appearance.

Finally, it’s baking time! The focaccia is placed in the oven and baked until it’s golden brown and irresistibly fragrant. The aroma of freshly baked bread fills the kitchen, teasing your taste buds with anticipation. Once out of the oven, let it cool slightly before cutting into generous squares or slices. Focaccia is best enjoyed warm, either on its own or paired with dips, cheeses, or charcuterie. With its simple yet satisfying recipe, making focaccia at home is a good experience for bread lovers of all skill levels.

Focaccia Recipe

Focaccia Recipe

This focaccia recipe yields a classic Italian bread topped with your favorite flavors, perfect for sharing or enjoying on its own.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Jacob Allen
Servings: 8 Servings

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 500 g about 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 7 g 2 1/4 tsps active dry yeast
  • 2 tbps olive oil
  • 350 ml 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Toppings of choice e.g., rosemary, cherry tomatoes, olives, sea salt

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast.
  • Add olive oil and warm water, then mix until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes until it’s smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  • Punch down the risen dough and transfer it to a greased baking sheet, gently stretching it to fit.
  • Press your fingertips into the dough to create dimples.
  • Add toppings of choice, pressing them lightly into the dough.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving.

Notes

  1. Ensure the water used for the dough is warm, but not too hot, as it can kill the yeast.
  2. Feel free to customize the toppings according to your preference.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 585mg | Fiber: 2g

Time For My Personal Tips

Tip 1: For extra flavor, try infusing the olive oil with herbs like rosemary or thyme before drizzling it over the dough.

Tip 2: Don’t rush the rising time. Letting the dough rest and rise slowly will give you a more flavorful and tender focaccia.

Tip 3: Experiment with different types of salt. Flaky sea salt is classic, but trying a coarse kosher salt or flavored salts can add an extra dimension to your focaccia.

Recipe Variations!

Focaccia Recipe

Usually, I stick to the original recipe, topping it with flaky sea salt and fresh rosemary. But feel free to get creative! Here are some tasty ideas to try out:-

  • Sliced olives
  • Roasted cherry tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes
  • Fresh thyme
  • Caramelized onions
  • Roasted garlic
  • Thinly sliced Meyer lemon
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Let me know how your variations turn out!

Making Focaccia Sandwiches

This homemade focaccia bread isn’t just great for snacking or as a side for salads and soups—it also makes amazing sandwiches!

Simply slice the loaf in half horizontally and fill it with your favorite sandwich ingredients.

I enjoy using it to whip up these simple Caprese Sandwiches!

What to Serve With Focaccia Recipe?

Can I Freeze Leftover Focaccia?

I often freeze leftover focaccia to enjoy later. Just make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you’re ready to eat it, simply thaw it at room temperature or reheat it in the oven for a few minutes.

Can I Substitute All-purpose Flour for Bread Flour in this Recipe?

Yes, you can definitely use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour. While bread flour typically gives a slightly chewier texture, all-purpose flour will still yield delicious focaccia. Just keep in mind that the texture might be a bit different, but it’ll still be tasty!

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