Focaccia with Rosemary & Olives

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a simple and basic Focaccia recipe.Focaccia is an Italian flat bread which is used as a side to many meals, as a base for pizza or as sandwich bread.”

    Ingredients

  • 1lbfrozen bread dough, thawed
  • 3tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced or 1teaspoondried rosemary
  • 3/4 cupparmesan cheese
  • 6kalamata olives, pitted, quartered
  • 4sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drain, cut in strips
  • 2clovesgarlic, thinly sliced
  • sprigfresh rosemary(optional)
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Place dough in a bowl.
  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and minced rosemary.
  • Season with salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  • Knead dough until all ingredients are combined.
  • Roll dough out on to a lightly floured baking sheet and press dough into 12×9″ rectangle. Rub 1 Tbsp olive oil over the dough.
  • Press fingers firmly into the dough in various places to relieve bubbling on the surface of the bread (Large bubbles may ruin Focaccia).
  • Sprinkle 1/2 C Parmesan over; press gently into dough.
  • Bake until bread is almost cooked through and cheese begins to brown, about 12 minutes.
  • Arrange olives, tomatoes and garlic atop bread.
  • Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan over bread.
  • Drizzle remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over.
  • Top with rosemary sprigs.
  • Continue baking until cheese melts and bread is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Cut into squares or wedges and serve.
  • Reviews

  • “Updating previous review”

  • “This was a nice and simple bread to make for quick dinner.Loved it with my pasta and meatballs.Nice switch up from garlic bread.I love cheese and next time I would only add a little more.”

  • “This is such a cool idea.Making this gave me many ideas for different kinds of foccacia to make like this. The only thing that I did differently was to omit the olives as I am not a fan of them. “

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