Easy 30 Minute Focaccia...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Easy, Quick and Delicious Focaccia

Made with a YEAST dough!
You can be enjoying this in under 30 minutes.

I've made focaccia before and have shared it HERE with you.
However, that recipe uses pizza dough and takes a little time.

A few weeks ago I found a different recipe and it turned out really well 
and I wanted to share it with you today.

It uses a YEAST dough, but you don't have to wait for it to rise
or do any kneading...REALLY.

Sometimes people are afraid to use yeast, 

but this recipe is so easy
your fears will disappear as soon as this focaccia does!

You can find the original recipe HERE from 


2 cups flour
1 cup lukewarm water (105 - 110 degrees)
1 tsp. dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
oil for the pan

Begin by adding the yeast and sugar to the 1 cup of warm water.
Let stand for 5 minutes, until foamy.

Then combine the yeast and water mixture with the flour and salt...

Mixing the focaccia dough

Pour some oil to cover the bottom of an 8X8 square pan and then
place the dough into the pan and poke holes in the dough.
You can use your fingers or a knife.

The dough will be sticky, don't worry...

poking holes in the focaccia dough

Now at this point you pour more oil, a tablespoon or two
 all over the top of your dough.
You want the oil to work its way through the holes.

Add your favorite spices and Parmesan cheese 
and bake in a hot (450) oven until golden brown, 10 - 15 minutes.  
Watch it.  

This is the way I made it the first time.
The bottom crust was so crispy from the oil 
seeping through the holes...

The second time I made the focaccia, I decided to top it with a simple tomato salad.

I sliced up some tomatoes, added garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
Then I added some Italian dressing and placed the tomato salad
in the refrigerator for a few hours to "marry" the flavors together.

You can find detailed instructions HERE on how to make the tomato salad...

tomato salad for focaccia

After you have poked the holes in the dough, cover with oil again, only
not as much oil this time because of the salad dressing in the tomato salad...

Add the tomato salad and top with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese...

Bake in a hot 450 degree oven until nicely browned, about 10 - 15 minutes...

focaccia out of the oven

Slice and serve...

You can have this focaccia ready to serve within 

30 minutes.


Linking up with:
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The Slow Roasted Italian
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  1. Hi I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you. Found you through Cast Party Wednesday.

    my blog: www.wilsontom.blogspot.com

  2. Oh I had to pin it! It just looks so delicious, but "easy" is what got me.

  3. Thank you so much, Lois!! I no longer fear (this fancy bread dish which I cannot spell.. lol). You made it look easy and I will try it!! Hugs & thanks again! -Tammy

  4. I always wanted to make focaccia .
    Yummy. I will have to try .
    Woolie hugs

  5. That looks delicious! - but I wish you could make it for me and deliver it to my door. lol

  6. Wow!! the recipe looks delicious. I can just imagine all of the different toppings you could use. Thank you!

  7. Oh my gosh this looks great!!!!!!!
    Hugs, sandie

  8. LOIS!! This looks fantastic! I cannot WAIT to try it with the Tomato Salad!! Thanks for a great recipe! :)

    Joy @ Yesterfood

  9. Even I might can do this! It looks so good. Blessings to you and yours, Lois.

  10. This looks amazing! Making it very, very soon!

  11. This looks amazing. I am all about 30 minutes Lois! Thanks for linking up. XO

  12. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  13. No waiting around for it to rise? Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this. If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.