Monday, January 14, 2013

Tomato Herb Focaccia

Focaccia is one of my favorite Italian Breads.  The Tomato Herb Focaccia was a winner from the moment it went on the table and it sure didn't last long.  I have served this Focaccia for an appetizer and a lunch with a great salad, it is a very versatile Focaccia, sure hope you enjoy it!

Tomato Herb Focaccia

Tomato Herb Focaccia
Adapted From Taste of Home
Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
pinch of pepper
2 to 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water.  Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, sugar garlic, dried herbs, pepper and 1 1/2 cups flour.  Beat until smooth.  Sitr in enough of the remaing flour to form a soft, sticky dough.   
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth, about 6-8 minutes.  Place in a greased bowl.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Punch dough down.  Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.  Shape into a 13 in. X9-in. rectangle; place on parchment paper covered baking sheet.  Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.  Drizzle the remaining oil over the dough; use your fingertips to press dimples into the dough while speading the oil around.  Top with tomatoes and cheese
Bake in preheated oven for 20 -25 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack. 

This Dough Smells So Good

Ready For The Oven

Slice and Serve

 Enjoy, It Is Delicious!

I am so happy that you were able to stop by and enjoy some of this great Focaccia with me today. Have a great week and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. Your focaccia looks really good Helen. My family has always loved focaccia, though we have never tried making it ourselves. I bet yours is really good homemade and with all those toppings. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. This sounds so good--another winner from you AND Amanda. Pinning because I need to try making my own focaccia.

  3. I love a good focaccia and make it often Next time I am making this one the tomatoes and herbs sound like a great addition.

  4. Love focaccia, and this looks like a meal in and of itself. Wonder if you could play with incorporating whole wheat flour for part of the AP to boost the nutrition?


  5. Oh my gosh, even the DOUGH for that looked amazing. And the finished focaccia? Wow. Mouth watering. Really great job on a really great choice.

  6. That looks amazing - I love all the herbs in the dough. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks!!

  7. This looks delicious Miz Helen! I've never tried focaccia but I may need to make this.

  8. Oh I'm going to HAVE to go to the grocery store very soon for just ont tomato, so I can make this! Everything else I have on hand. It looks mouth-wateringly delicious. I grew up near some wonderful Italian cooks & played with their daughters & creations like this remind me of all those happy hours in their home.
    Thank you for sharing exactly how you made it. I shall visit Amanda's blog soon, too.


  9. Oh, my goodness. I can almost smell this through the computer. Yum! I'm pinning to make later. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving me a sweet comment on my Sea Salt Sprinkled Caramels. I am always thrilled when you visit. Have a wonderful week!

  10. I love focaccia! This looks delicious!

  11. This is truly an inspiration. You certainly made a good choice with this recipe.

  12. This looks so tasty. Love herbed dough! Good choice Miz H.

  13. What great recipes. Now you made me hungry and I will have to eat lunch. Thanks for letting me visit.

  14. This focaccia looks fantastic!
    I wish you I could taste it

  15. I love focaccia. Love the look of this recipe. I'm a fellow SRC member, group D

  16. I need to look and see how many SRC posts I have done. This looks delicious. Fun being in SRC with you.

  17. Oh my goodness! This looks fabulous! I am pinning this to try very soon. Yum!

  18. It turned out beautiful! I hope you enjoyed it! :)

  19. Beautiful Focaccia I will have to check out her blog. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us on foodie friday.

  20. I just love focaccia and this looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing on Whisk Away Wednesday!

  21. This looks SO delicious! I have never made focaccia. Now I don't have any excuses. :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I look forward to the recipes you share every week.


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