Tomato-Herb Focaccia Recipe
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- Dash pepper
- 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon oil, salt, sugar, garlic powder, herbs, pepper and 1-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
- 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- 3. Punch dough down. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into a 13-in. x 9-in. rectangle; place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. With fingertips, make several dimples over top of dough.
Brush dough with remaining oil; arrange tomatoes over the top. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled focaccia squares in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, reheat squares on a baking sheet in a preheated 400° oven until heated through. Yield: 1 loaf (12 pieces).
1 piece equals 111 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 314 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Tomato-Herb Focaccia
"Very good recipe. Good with a little marinara sauce to dip it in."
"I have made this numerous times and each time everyone has loved it. I have even added red onions, spinach, sliced tomatoes and feta cheese for a different variety. Great recipe."
"This recipe is wonderful! I make it all the time for my husband and he eats almost the entire thing himself. It does take a little extra time to make but its so worth it!!! Its one of my all time favorites!"
"Love this recipe! Turns out great everytime. Also, different cheeses and minced garlic can be added before baking for garlic lovers."
"My daughter and I make this and it's easy and wonderful."
"I made this with my 8 year old daughter and it was FANTASTIC!"
"Yummy and easy to do. Husband and kids loved it."
"I made this the other night and it was a hit! My husband and five children could not get enough. It was so delicious and the aroma that filled the kitchen as it baked was heavenly. There wasn't a crumb left--next time I double this!! I served it with the slower cooker stew--Fabulous!!"
"Tomato-herb focaccia tastes wonderful. Although it is a lot of work, it is worth the taste. I am serving this tonight along with "Forgotten Minestrone". Perfect for a cold, rainy day like today!"
"This was my first try with a yeast bread and we loved it! Check out my blog to see how it went!http://athomefordinner.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/more-adventures-of-the-un-baker-tomato-herb-focaccia-bread/"
"This was ok, everyone ate it but no one loved it. I'm not sure I would take the trouble again of making it."
"Made this last night and my husband (who is very hard to please) loved this recipe. Very good and I will be making this again."
"Used the bread maker to make the dough, very easy and turned out great"
"Used a bread maker to make the dough. Very easy and tasted great"
"I was kinda worried it wasn't going to turn out that great because my house stays pretty cool, so i didn't have a warm area, but it turned out really really good!"
"This bread has so much flavor! It's a nice, soft bread that's super easy to make. I substituted about 1/2 cup of the flour with whole wheat flour and it turned out beautifully. This will become a regularly made side for my meals."
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.