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
Directions
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














22 comments:

  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!

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

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  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.

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  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?

    Denise

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  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.

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

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

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  8. Oh dear...now 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.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  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!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  10. I love focaccia! This looks delicious!

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

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

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  13. What great recipes. Now you made me hungry and I will have to eat lunch. Thanks for letting me visit.
    Susan
    http://amazingcouponanddiscountdeals.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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