Monday, January 10, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Bread Machine Focaccia

You'll either love me or hate me for posting this recipe (AND linking it up to Tasty Tuesday over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam).

I'm having mixed emotions myself because it is so stinkin' good I want to eat the whole pan.

I found a basic starter recipe on All Recipes and then tweaked it a little based on some other reviews. This is what I came up with - as good as any restaurant focaccia I've ever had!

Oh bless you, dear bread machine.

Bread Machine Focaccia

1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil (plus 2 tablespoons for later)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons dried rosemary (plus 1 teaspoon for later)
3 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Kosher salt, for sprinkling

Put water, 2 Tbsp olive oil, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, 2 tsp rosemary, bread flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. I did mine in the exact order listed, making a well in the flour for the yeast.

Select dough cycle; press start.

Remove dough from bread machine when cycle is complete. Pat dough into a 9x13 inch baking pan or 12 inch pizza pan. Use your fingers to dimple the dough every inch or so. Brush with remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and remaining 1 tsp rosemary.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover foccacia with plastic wrap while oven preheats.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

This bread is delicious as is, but could also be dipped in a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We had it with spaghetti last night!

Enjoy and be blessed!

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  1. I want to eat that right now! My bread machine will definitely be in use this week!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love focaccia bread and I am excited to see it can be started in the bread machine!! Thanks for a great recipe.

  3. I heard about the VBread Machine Focaccia But i did'nt try becouse i have't found the recipe of this..
    I found a basic starter recipe This is the first place I found the real recipe.Looking so delicious and yum yum ...Thanks

  4. This was a fantastic recipe! Thank you for sharing. My kids love rosemary, so this loaf is getting gobbled up!

  5. Just put a batch in the BM. Looking forward to the results!