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Focaccia Bread Squares

 Focaccia Bread Squares
Looking for an alternative to garlic bread? Try this golden focaccia bread that's a big hit at our house. The dough is easy to whip up in the bread machine, then season with rosemary, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese. I serve it warm whenever we're having spaghetti or another Italian dish. -Kay King, Dyersville, Iowa
24 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Directions

  • In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order
  • suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5
  • minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if
  • needed).
  • When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Knead for 1 minute. Press into a
  • 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Press dough 1/4 in. up the sides
  • of pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20-30 minutes or
  • until sightly risen.
  • With a wooden spoon handle, make indentations at 1-in. intervals.

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Focaccia Bread Squares (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Brush dough with oil; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, rosemary and
  • garlic salt. Bake at 400° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly
  • browned. Cool slightly. Cut into squares; serve warm. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 85 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.