I love making bread, but sometimes I just don’t have the time for it. Last minute while I’m cooking, I usually think “Oh I wish I had bread”. At that point it’s generally too late to start, especially if John is hungry and wants to eat asap!
This particular flat bread has been on my recipe list for awhile. An Italian restaurant in the city where John and I eat serves a focaccia bread as an appetizer and we love it! I’ve always wanted to try making it myself to see how it would turn out.
While browsing Pinterest, I found this recipe for focaccia bread made in a skillet in under a hour! That’s so fast! It was also super easy to make. The bread was the perfect touch along side my Tomato Cheddar soup.
Rosemary Focaccia Bread
- 3/4 c warm water
- 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp active yeast
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour ( divided )
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp dried or fresh rosemary
- Place water and sugar in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Sprinkle yeast over the water and stir few times. Let sit until foamy (about 5 minutes).
- With the paddle attachment, turn the mixer on low speed and add 1 cup of flour and salt. Mix until combined.
- Add oil and mix well.
- Gradually add the remaining cup of flour and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. You may need to push the dough out of the paddle attachment if it gets stuck.
- In the meantime, preheat the oven to 220 degrees F and when it's ready turn it off. Keep the door closed.
- Grease the skillet.
- Place dough onto a floured surface and fold the dough few times until you feel it's smooth and not sticky anymore. Shape into a ball.
- Roll out the dough into a size of your skillet.
- Place in skillet. Stretch up the sides. Cover with a kitchen towel and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Take the skillet out of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Make indentations in the dough with your fingers.
- Mix melted butter, parmesan and seasoning in a small bowl. Brush the dough with half the butter.
- Place skillet with dough in the preheated oven and bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with remaining butter. Let cool until safe to the touch and slice into strips.
Adapted from CunchyCreamySweet.com
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Here’s how my bread looked after rising in the oven.
After cooking in the oven, my bread was a nice golden brown. I sliced it in to strips, which only made it easier to eat more!
You could also add different toppings and make it into a flat bread appetizer or serve it along side a yummy dip! Yay for versatile breads :)