Easy Italian Herb Focaccia

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My friend was coming over for drinks and I wanted an easy snack. I love focaccia but I didn’t have a lot of time. So I made this no knead version that cooks up quickly.

The main recipe comes from www.breadworld.com. It is a great site for bread recipes and information on baking bread. I jazzed the recipe up for my tastes. The recipe is at the end of the post.

I started by mixing the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. I added the water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mixed it with a wooden spoon.

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I sprayed the pan with baking spray and pushed the dough into the pan. I covered it and let it rise for 30 minutes.

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While the focaccia was rising, I measured out the Italian seasonings and the Parmesan cheese. I cut up the spicy sausage into fine cubes.

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I uncovered the dough and made sure it had puffed up double.

I greased the handle of the spoon and pushed it down into the dough and lifted it. You are not trying to make holes but you are trying to rough up the surface so there are indentations for the oil to pool in.

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I sprinkled the oil over the focaccia followed by the spices, the sausage and the cheese.

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I put it in the oven and cooked until golden and the internal temperature was 195 F. Take it out and let it cool for 10 minutes and take it out of the pan.

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Cut it into serving size pieces and enjoy!

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The Verdict

This is an incredibly easy version of focaccia that gives a great result with a nice spongy texture. It disappeared quickly!

Easy Italian Herb Focaccia

Yield: 12 servings

Easy Italian Herb Focaccia

Ingredients

  • 12 3/4 ounces by weight (3 cups) all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon (1 envelope) Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cup warm (120-130 F) water
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 cup spicy cured sausage (pepperoni or salami for example) chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add the warm water and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Stir until mixed.
  3. Spray a 13 by 9 inch pan with baking spray.
  4. Turn the dough into the pan and push it into the corners.
  5. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Heat oven to 375 F.
  7. Oil the end of the spoon and push it into the dough and pull it out all over the dough until the surface is uneven with indentations for the oil to pool in.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over the dough.
  9. Sprinkle the Italian seasonings over the dough.
  10. Sprinkle the chopped sausage over the dough.
  11. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the dough.
  12. Bake the focaccia for 30 to 35 minutes until it is golden brown and the internal temperature is 195 F.
  13. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  14. Remove from the pan and cut into 12 squares.
  15. Serve.
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6 thoughts on “Easy Italian Herb Focaccia”

  1. I love focaccia bread. The one time I tried to make it was a complete failure, but your recipe seems very easy and approachable. Pinned for later!

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