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Tomato-Herb Focaccia Recipe

Tomato-Herb Focaccia Recipe

With its medley of herbs and tomatoes, this rustic bread will liven up any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner or a game-day get-together. It never lasts long! —Janet Miller, Indianapolis, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 4. 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 111 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 0 fat.

Reviews for Tomato-Herb Focaccia

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DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 239327
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"Very good recipe. Good with a little marinara sauce to dip it in."

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kejrmom User ID: 301913 191957
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"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."

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jenaboo17 User ID: 5125209 132198
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"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!"

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kelsluvstocook User ID: 5930361 179280
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"Love this recipe! Turns out great everytime. Also, different cheeses and minced garlic can be added before baking for garlic lovers."

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MommyLyon User ID: 5760354 195087
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Awesome Recipe!"

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JennySchooley User ID: 3362578 150350
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"My daughter and I make this and it's easy and wonderful."

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JennySchooley User ID: 3362578 196364
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"I made this with my 8 year old daughter and it was FANTASTIC!"

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LaDawn Marie User ID: 697327 212524
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"Yummy and easy to do. Husband and kids loved it."

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madcookingmama User ID: 3886440 179279
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"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!!"

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Sweetpgrl8 User ID: 1429015 195085
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"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!"

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sarah91880 User ID: 5860934 133010
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"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/"

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 117477
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"This was ok, everyone ate it but no one loved it. I'm not sure I would take the trouble again of making it."

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patches15431 User ID: 4801027 150349
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"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."

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marycypert User ID: 2990126 111654
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Used the bread maker to make the dough, very easy and turned out great"

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marycypert User ID: 2990126 196363
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Used a bread maker to make the dough. Very easy and tasted great"

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andria_nicholas User ID: 5802178 111653
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"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!"

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katrina_lyn User ID: 1241471 117476
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"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."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.