Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Focaccia

 What?! You didn't know you needed a Thanksgiving Focaccia bread recipe?! Well you do. I am a bread person and I've been searching for a great (but still easy) focaccia bread like you get in a real Italian restaurant recipe and I'm thrilled to say I've finally found it! I've made this three times so far and I love it a little more each time. Made with shaved Parmesan cheese and it was fantastic with pasta, or sliced and dipped in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and pepper. Last night I made it with blue cheese and then we sliced it and made sandwiches on it - oooohh so good. And then I realized I needed to share it - for the leftovers! This will take your turkey sandwich to the next level - promise!!
I found this on the King Arthur website as "Blitz Bread", adapted ever so slightly :-)

Focaccia Bread:


1) Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan, and drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil in the bottom.
2) Combine all of the ingredients, and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 60 seconds. Then add cheese and mix until blended in. (You could also make without cheese. I guess.)
3) Scoop the sticky batter into the prepared pan, cover the pan, and let it rise at room temperature for 60 minutes, till it's become puffy. Our microwave is big enough to hold a 9x13 pan so I just put the whole pan in there to rise with the door closed - works great.
4) While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F.
5) Gently poke the dough all over with your fingers.
6) Drizzle it lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with pizza seasoning, and/or the dried herbs of your choice, if desired - I just used cracked pepper.
7) Bake the bread till it's golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
8) Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

3 comments:

  1. Oh baby baby! I am drooling! Going to make this this weekend! Mmmmmm

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  2. oh I love making focaccia but haven't done it for a while - this looks awesome!

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  3. Wow! Yum! I always get so hungry reading these T@tT posts...

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