Today’s Best Recipe is this easy recipe for Rustic Focaccia will have you adding it to your meal rotation often for the delicious flavors and easy prep.
What is Focaccia?
Focaccia (pronounced fo-kah-cha) is yeasted flatbread.
This bread is most commonly served at room temperature.
Eileen Weinberg described it to the New York Times, “focaccia connotes bread with a little topping and pizza connotes topping with a little bread.”
Check out our Pinterest Bread Board for more great bread recipes like this focaccia recipe.
Why We Love Focaccia
Like any Mom, I have challenges meeting the demands and deadlines of my family.
Dinnertime is one of the most important times we have together.
I take pride in preparing a menu that pleases everyone so we eliminate the complaints and focus on each other.
This Rustic Focaccia Recipe is absolutely SIMPLE!
It doesn’t take a lot of time and delivers flavor and fun to please everyone.
The aroma of this rustic focaccia bread in the oven with tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs is delightful.
It’s bread full of flavor and a great addition to any meal.
Sure, you can buy decent focaccia at the bakery.
But there is something about making it with fresh ingredients.
The drawback, at least for me, has always been about baking the bread.
I love making bread.
I have an 8 generation bread recipe that is my everything, but sometimes I just don’t have the time.
That’s where this easy rustic focaccia bread recipe comes in.
It offers a hack for the fresh bread and doesn’t skimp on flavor.
This recipe is so easy!
No need for a warm place, damp cloth, dough rise ritual.
Sourdough starter? Nope.
Forget that damp cloth and room temperature.
No bread recipes to follow.
Just simple ingredients and this Italian focaccia recipe.
Schiacciatais, the Tuscan version of focaccia, found all over Italy’s central regions.
This is the recipe listed here.
The term schiacciata means “squashed” or “pressed,” so, when you make the Tuscan version of ; focaccia, you do just that by pressing the dough down with your fingers.
Rustic Focaccia Made Easy!
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Ingredients for Easy Rustic Foccacia
1 loaf frozen bread dough
1.5 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 Cloves Coarsely Chopped Garlic
1.5 Cups Grape Tomatoes
Coarse Sea Salt
How to Make Foccacia
1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.) Thaw bread dough.
3.) Lightly grease a 13″x9″ dish.
4.) Sprinkle the bottom of the dish with cornmeal.
5.) Roll out bread dough and press dough until it is big enough to cover the bottom of your baking dish.
6.) Make indentations all over the soft dough using your knuckles.
7.) In a skillet, with 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil, grill the tomatoes with the garlic cloves, just until the tomatoes start to “blister”.
8.) Brush the dough with the remaining Olive Oil and place the tomatoes, garlic, and rosemary on top of the dough.
Feel free to add other things like sliced onions, pine nuts, or coarse salt, olives, etc.
9.) Bake in a preheated oven, top rack, until lightly golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
- Brush With Olive Oil: Don’t be afraid to add a serious amount of olive oil, as it provides flavor and moisture to the dough. Even when it comes out of the oven and is done baking, you’ll want to do a final olive oil drizzle and add the rosemary leaves so that they infuse the focaccia as it cools.
- Coarse Salt: Before putting it in the oven, sprinkle it with coarse sea salt. It really adds to the flavor of the Focaccia.
We hope you love this rustic focaccia bread recipe as much as we do.
- 1 loaf frozen bread dough
- 1.5 Tablespoon Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 Cloves Coarsely Chopped Garlic
- 1.5 Cups Grape Tomatoes
- Fresh Rosemary
- Coarse Salt
- Thaw bread dough.
- Lightly grease a 13"x9" dish.
- Sprinkle the bottom of the dish with cornmeal.
- Roll out bread dough until it is big enough to cover the bottom of your baking dish.
- Using your knuckles, make indentations all over the dough.
- In a skillet, with 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil, grill the tomatoes with the garlic cloves, just until the tomatoes start to "blister".
- Brush the dough with the remaining Olive Oil and place the tomatoes, garlic, and rosemary on top of the dough.
- Feel free to add other things like sliced onions, or pine nuts, or coarse salt, olives, etc.
- Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven until lightly browned, about 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.