Learn how to make focaccia bread with this simple recipe! It is an easy yeast bread recipe that is perfect for beginners because it comes together quickly and does not require a bread pan. You bake it on a cookie sheet! What I love about this focaccia bread recipe is that you can personalize it with whatever flavorings your family loves. Our favorite is rosemary, parmesan, olives, and tomatoes!
This recipe has been kicking around Casa Jones since 2008 and it is still a staple when I need something quick and easy to serve with dinner. If you are new to making yeast bread, I highly recommend trying out this flatbread first. It couldn’t be more simple and you can personalize it however you want. Just read on to learn all the tips on how to make focaccia.
What is Focaccia Bread
Focaccia bread is an Italian yeast bread that is baked in the oven but flat on a baking sheet instead of in a loaf pan. It’s signature dimples on top capture the delicious toppings you sprinkle over the top. Focaccia can be used as sandwich bread or in paninis, as well as being served as a table bread.
What Topping to Put on Focaccia Bread
Honestly, it is completely up to you! Personalize it to whatever sounds good. Class toppings on focaccia often include parmesan cheese, rosemary, olives, tomatoes, sea salt, pepper, garlic, and onion. Think about what flavors would go best with whatever you are serving with this bread and go in that direction. Remember, be generous with your toppings, especially the seasonings, because that is where all the flavor will come from.
What to Serve with Focaccia
As a side, focaccia pairs perfectly with a dinner salad, fish, or soups. Because it is a thicker bread, you can slice it in half to use it as a sandwich bread, or even better, in a panini. If you are serving antipasto, a delicious focaccia like this is a classic pairing.
How to Store Focaccia
Like any fresh bread, focaccia needs to be stored in an airtight environment to keep its texture and flavors. Cut up any leftover bread into smaller pieces and store either in an airtight plastic container or a zip style bag. There is no need to refrigerate the bread.
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*You can also use one fresh potato instead of the flakes. Microwave on high until soft then scoop out the interior, mash, and use in the recipe. Eliminate the first 2/3 cup of water if using this option.
- Prep Time: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Bread
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: 1 piece
- Calories: 89 kcal
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 59 mg
- Fat: 3 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 14 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Easy bread recipe, yeast bread, flatbread