This Bread Machine Focaccia Recipe is delicious and easy! Let your bread machine make the dough, then you can shape it into a beautiful Focaccia bread. Simple and tasty.
Don’t be afraid to make focaccia bread, it’s SO easy, especially when you have a bread machine to make the dough for you! Then you get to do the fun part like shaping and poking the dough! I hope you try this recipe, you’ll love it.
About this recipe:
This is a recipe for rosemary focaccia bread. This bread is moist, airy and so flavourful with flavours of olive oil, garlic, rosemary and salt…a delicious combination! The bottom and top of the baked bread are beautifully crunchy, and the centre is moist.
How to Shape Focaccia Bread:
Here is a quick visual for how the shaping process of the dough works. I’ve listed all of the steps in the recipe card below, but it’s always nice to see how it looks as you go along.
Be generous with the olive oil.
It may seem like there’s a lot of olive oil in this recipe, but it’s the perfect amount. When the bread is baked, the olive oil has baked beautifully into the bread, making a flavourful crunchy crust on both the top and bottom. Make sure to get olive oil into the dimples, especially on the last dimpling step as shown below.
It doesn’t have to be perfect.
When you look at different focaccia breads, you will notice that they’re all a little different. Some have deeper dimples, they may not be square. It does not matter. It doesn’t have to look perfect to be delicious, I promise! And really, focaccia bread gets cut into squares anyway so no one even notices imperfection.
After the bread has baked, let it rest for about 10 minutes before cutting into it. I like to cut focaccia into squares, but you can cut it into long slices for dipping, or even serve it whole and let people rip off chunks on their own. There are no rules. 😉
Focaccia Bread Recipe + Ingredient Tips:
- Flour: Use all-purpose flour or bread flour.
- Yeast: Use fresh Instant Yeast: also called Bread Machine Yeast and Rapid Rise Yeast.
- Oil: Use olive oil.
- Sugar: You can use regular granulated sugar, honey or brown sugar.
- Rosemary: You can use dried rosemary or fresh rosemary. Just make sure that the rosemary is coated in oil so it doesn’t burn during the baking process. You can also use other fresh herbs like oregano or basil.
- Salt: Use a coarse sea salt.
- Storage: Keep the focaccia in an airtight container on your counter…it’s fine at room temperature.
- Freezing: This bread freezes well. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
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Have a delicious day!