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How to Bake Kimberly’s Quick & Fabulous Focaccia Bread

FocacciaYum…So quick and easy too! Fantastic, freshly baked and authentic Italian focaccia bread in a flash!

Really, I made the focaccia to go along with my “Non-Italian” Minestrone Soup, and it was the perfect compliment to dunk into the tasty broth!
~ Kimberly Edwards πŸ™‚

Type: Bread
Serve With: A fabulous, Italian soup or stew, or with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Italian spices on a warm plate to dunk in.
Prep Time: 17 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Yield: 1 large focaccia bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour – I use organic.
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme – or 2 tsp freshly chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano – or 2 tsp freshly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil – or 1 tsp freshly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley – or 1 tsp freshly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • * 1/2 cup white wineΒ  – optional; you may use water.
  • 1/2 cup water – lukewarm
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese – freshly grated
  • * 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese – optional; freshly grated

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients, except yeast and cheeses.
  2. In a small bowl, combine yeast, white wine, water and honey. Allow yeast to ‘proof’ for 10 minutes. * Tip: Proofing means that your yeast has been activated and will foam up slightly.
  3. Add yeast mixture and 1 tbsp of the olive oil to bowl and combine ingredients.
  4. Once dough has come together, place onto lightly floured surface and knead the dough for about 7-8 minutes, or until elastic.
  5. Place into a large, lightly oiled bowl and lightly oil dough ball.
  6. Put a damp towel on top of bowl and allow to rise in a warm location for about 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, and once dough has risen, punch down and place on an oiled baking sheet, spreading the dough out about 1/2 inch thick. * Tip: It doesn’t have to be perfected spread over entire baking sheet. It can be oval even…That’s what gives the charm to this rustic, Italian bread.
  8. Brush remaining olive oil over the top, sprinkle coarse sea salt or kosher salt over bread, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and/or mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Serve while still warm with a fabulous, Italian soup or stew or with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Italian spices on a plate to dunk in. Enjoy!

Just delicious…

Be sure to proof your yeast first and you’ll have a fantastic bread on your hands!

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I hope you enjoy this Bread Recipe recipe on Cooking With Kimberly. Until next time…

Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. Oh yeah…

    Making this again tonight for a quick Friday meal of seared chicken breast with a fresh, green salad and blackberry vinaigrette.

    Just delicious…quick, tasty, easy!

    Happy Friday!

    Kimberly πŸ™‚

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