My First Attempt At Focaccia Bread

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We experienced our first signs of autumn weather yesterday so it was a perfect day for a bowl of hot soup. To go along with the Bean and Sausage Soup I made two loaves of Foccacia bread.  This was my first attempt at making this recipe and I think it will take a couple more adjustments to get it perfect. Although this time the bread was nice and moist. I made one loaf Jalapeno and Cheese and the other Rosemary Garlic.

Focaccia Bread


1 ½ cups warm water (110-115 degrees)

1 Tablespoon Bread Machine Yeast

1 Tablespoon sugar

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing loaves

1 ½ teaspoons salt

4 ½ cups flour


Jalapenos, sliced

Cheddar Jack Cheese, shredded

4 cloves garlic, pressed

1 Tablespoon Rosemary


Place bread machine on dough setting. Place ingredients into bread machine in order listed. Turn bread machine on. This process usually takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.

Once dough has risen in machine and timer go off, pull dough out of machine and place on a lightly floured surface. At this stage, you can cut dough in half to make two loaves or cut into four mini loaves.

Shape dough into a nice round ball and stretch to an 8-inch disk. Place on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Brush loaves with the olive oil. Cover loosely with a cloth and place in a draft free area. Let rise for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Once loaves have risen, top with toppings.  Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.

This is actually a very easy recipe. What are some of your Foccacia favorites?

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About noelskitchen

Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.


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  2. Yummy, my family loves focaccia and yours looks so good!

  3. Thank you Cristina. This recipe was so easy, I'll definitely be making it again.

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