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Rosemary Onion Focaccia Recipe

Rosemary Onion Focaccia Recipe

From Thunder Bay, Ontario, Linda Parker confirms, “This bread beefs up any plain dinner. It’s great to make on a chilly day because it smells so good and warms the soul.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary, divided
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the honey; let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil until tender. Add to yeast mixture. Add the salt, 1 tablespoon rosemary, 1 cup flour and 1 tablespoon oil; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  • 3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Pat each portion into a 9-in. circle. Place on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 35 minutes.
  • 4. Brush with remaining oil; sprinkle with kosher salt and remaining rosemary. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (8 wedges each).

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge equals 114 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.