Do you ever crave bread? I do… all the time! Especially decadent bakery brewed bread fresh from the oven. I love visiting local bakeries early in the morning to grab a fresh loaf from the shelves. Lately, I’ve been learning how to make homemade bread. Not only is baking your own homemade bread a fun learning process; it’s also easier on the budget than purchasing store-bought bread! Check out my easy wheat bread recipe.
My favorite bakery bread is Focaccia, and I have the most simple Focaccia recipe to share with you. This easy Focaccia bread recipe doesn’t take hours on end or involve a complicated process, and that’s exactly why I love it! I don’t enjoy bread recipes with complex proofing processes. I also don’t enjoy kneading dough because I don’t like flour, so I have a KitchenAid https://amzn.to/3shl1Yd do it for me, haha. I love this quick and easy Focaccia recipe because it’s just that—quick and easy!
I love, love, love Focaccia, so I thought I would finally try to bake it. Focaccia is herbed bread, and thinner than the typical sandwich bread loaf. This is a fun bread recipe because you can customize it to your liking. I love the taste of rosemary, so I sprinkle extra rosemary all over the ready-to-be-baked dough. If you don’t like rosemary then you can substitute in other herbs like basil or oregano.
This dinner-ready Focaccia bread recipe can also be used as a sandwich bread Focaccia recipe. When the bread is baked and fully cooled, you can slice it into your desired sandwich bread! It’s delicious! I made a veggie sandwich with mine: mayo, onion, avocado, tomato, and salt and pepper! It was an incredible sandwich! I also cut the bread into Focaccia bread sticks to dip in my tomato soup.
Tip: I warm my oven to 175F then allow it to air out a bit before I place my dough in to rise. You don’t want it at 175F when it goes in, but just slightly warm. The oven is also a draft-free area for dough to rise.
Let’s get baking!