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Herb Focaccia Bread

 

Sunday is my fat day.  By fat day I mean; I eat whatever I want and I don’t feel guilty about it {until the guilt kicks in on Monday}.  This past Sunday was no different.  For dinner I made: herb focaccia bread and creamy pesto sauce pasta.  We topped this big ol’ meal off with cookies and icecream.  Like I mentioned previously… Fat Day. 

This past Sunday, was my first attempt at Focaccia bread.  This recipe is surprisingly easy {and forgiving}.  Plus, it only takes about 45 minutes from start to finish.   Added Bonus!  I hate waiting 3 hours for my bread to be done….

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 pink ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • sliced roma tomato (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil and black pepper. Mix in the vegetable oil and water.
  • When the above ingredients are mixed and 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 (230 degrees C). Punch dough down; place on greased baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Brush top with olive oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and sliced tomato {optional}.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • SERVES 12

     

    Happy Baking,

    Camberley

    • August 3, 2010 - 8:41 am

      Caton - yum! please post the creamy pesto thingy recipe as well, so I can recreate this evening to its fullest

    • August 3, 2010 - 8:45 am

      camberley - You got it girl! I took pictures of it so I could post it. I’m always on the lookout for content. ;-)

      -C

    • August 3, 2010 - 2:25 pm

      keighley - Yummm. I love Focaccia Bread.

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