Lazy weekend days are made for casual lunches, with great slabs of warm fresh bread, along with good olive oil for dipping, and maybe some home-made hummus. That’s why I try to drag myself out of bed by 10 am, it gives me just enough time to make focaccia bread for lunch.
Focaccia is so easy to make.
It’s super forgiving because it is supposed to be flattish, and dense, so you don’t have to worry if you don’t knead the dough perfectly, or if you don’t have time to get a really good long first rise. Sometimes I even skip the second rise all together and it still turns out ok.
The other great thing about focaccia is that it goes with everything. It’s great with all kinds of dip, you can slice it down the centre and make sandwiches, and it’s fab dunked in soup or to soak up the last skericks of that yummy pasta sauce.
You can mix all kinds of things right into the dough if you like – olives, fresh herbs, sun dried tomatoes, pesto, – or press them into the top of the dough before the second rise. But regardless of what you add to it, you always need to brush it with lots of really good, extra virgin, olive oil, right before it goes into the oven!
This easy to make focaccia style bread is the perfect side dish or delicious snack. You can wrap this dough in cling wrap or pop it in a freezer bag and freeze. Defrost it the day before you want to use it and allow it to warm up to room temperature, give it a quick knead and then let is rise again in warm spot for around 30 minutes/
Easy Focaccia Bread
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 6g
This easy to make focaccia style bread is the perfect side dish or delicious snack.
You can wrap this dough in cling wrap or pop it in a freezer bag and freeze. Defrost it the day before you want to use it and allow it to warm up to room temperature, give it a quick knead and then let is rise again in warm spot for around 30 minutes/
You can free the foccacia dough in half batches before the second rise, and all you need to do is remember to put it in the fridge the night before to defrost, and start at the rolling out stage. That makes it a super easy, super quick, way to make fresh bread.
This bread will turn out fancy enough to impress your friends, and simple enough to just scoff the lot with the kids.
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Mrs Organised says
I think I might give this recipe a go … looks delicious and perfect to serve with your favourite pasta dish!
Bek @Just For Daisy says
Oh yum! This is too clever!! Definitely putting this on the list of quick yummies to make! :)
Looking forward to trying this, but we don’t have a kitchen scale, so, how much flour in cups or mls?
You can use this site to convert from weight to various other measurements..