This focaccia bread is really yummy, and will taste great right out of the oven.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Mix well. Heat water and vegetable oil until warm, and add to yeast mixture along with the egg. Blend with an electric mixer at low speed until moistened. Beat for 2 additional minutes. Stir in 1 3/4 cup flour while beating, until dough pulls away from side of bowl.

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  • Knead in 3/4 cup flour on floured surface. Cover dough with a bowl, and let sit for 5 minutes. Place dough on a greased baking sheet. Roll out to 12 inch circle. Cover with greased plastic wrap and a cloth towel. Place in a warm place for 30 minutes.

  • Uncover dough, and poke holes in it with a spoon handle at 1 inch intervals. Drizzle olive oil on dough, and sprinkle with crushed rosemary.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 17 to 27 minutes, until just golden. Remove from baking sheet, and cool on rack.

Nutrition Facts

193.4 calories; 4.7 g protein; 28.6 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 201 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2003
I have made a lowfat version of this bread, and we love it. I use only 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the dough and 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the top. I add 1 minced clove of garlic to the olive oil for the top (in addition to the rosemary), bake the bread for 15 to 16 minutes, and cover the warm bread with a dishtowel once I move it to a wire rack to cool. This makes the top soft, since using less oil dries it out. I serve it for sandwiches made with garlic-roasted veggies, pesto, and freshly grated parmesan. Yum Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2011
I wasn't crazy about this recipe. It was a bit flat tasting and I didn't care for the texture. Probably won't try it again. Read More
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164 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 106
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
I have made a lowfat version of this bread, and we love it. I use only 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the dough and 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the top. I add 1 minced clove of garlic to the olive oil for the top (in addition to the rosemary), bake the bread for 15 to 16 minutes, and cover the warm bread with a dishtowel once I move it to a wire rack to cool. This makes the top soft, since using less oil dries it out. I serve it for sandwiches made with garlic-roasted veggies, pesto, and freshly grated parmesan. Yum Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2005
This was my first attempt at making Focaccia and it turned out very well. I didn't proof the yeast the first time and it still rose nicely, but I always proof it first now. This is a very easy recipe to make. I only have a hand mixer and can still pull it off. The batter sticks to the beaters a little bit but I just pull it off-no problem. I dont always use all of the additional 3/4 cup of flour. It depends how the initial batter turns out. I am not a big fan of rosemary so I use italian seasoning, garlic powder and a little kosher salt. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2003
The bread has a nice taste, however, it doesn't seem to have the true focaccia consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
This recipe was so easy and tasted soooo much better than what I have bought in the store! I followed the recipe for the most part but I did make some changes based on what I know about bread making. First, I let the yeast bloom in the water and oil that I heated up for 30 seconds in the microwave. I did add additional sugar to the yeast mixture to 'feed' the yeast. I waited for about 10 minutes or so before adding the yeast to the flour, sugar, and salt. After I added the yeast I added the egg. I put the mixture in my Kitchen Aid with the paddle attachment. I added the additional flour until the dough did not stick to the sides. I used the dough hook for about five minutes. I then transfered the dough to a floured silpat and tossed it a bit on the floured pat. Then covered with a bowl for 5 minutes. I rolled out the bread into a rectangle and put it on a cookie sheet. Let it rise using clingwrap sprayed with oil and a clean towel. After rising, I poked holes with a wooden spoon and then topped it with mixture (started before making bread to let flavors blend) of olive oil, garlic, pepper, kosher salt, rosemary, basil, and oregano (fresh) and onion powder and onion salt. Also, Parmesan and Romano cheese and a little red pepper flakes. Spread into bread and let it cook for 15 minutes. Let it cool and enjoy! My husband and I have eaten half of the bread already! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2003
This focaccia is great. We liked it even better after I sprinkled a bit of coarse sea salt on top before baking. Don't be concerned if you find you don't need as much flour as the recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
This is a simple, delicious bread that is loved my kids as well as adults. I sometimes make it and serve it with herbed olive oil as an appetizer. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2003
Since I didn't have any dried rosemary I just used some fresh sprigs from my garden and placed them in the poked holes (which I just poked with my finger more fun that way!) Turned out well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
This is the easiest Foccacia I've made and still has all the great flavor. Love it! I make it often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
This bread was quick and easy to make. I served it a dinner party and everyone gave it rave reviews and didn't believe that I had made it myself. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2011
I wasn't crazy about this recipe. It was a bit flat tasting and I didn't care for the texture. Probably won't try it again. Read More
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