I am a huge fan of focaccia bread. We were at Disneyland a couple years ago and I ordered a turkey sandwich on rosemary focaccia bread. I though that sounded gourmetishly (is that a word?) good. It was is HEAVENLY. Ever since I’ve been a huge fan of this form of bread and Disneyland Cuisine for that matter. They have so many great food choices for the vegetarian or health conscious eater. I’m very proud of them. Anyways, I saw this recipe for focaccia bread in my trusty old Taste of Home magazine. I used the basic recipe and tweaked it to make it my own. I am superbly happy with the results and will make this a regular in our dinner rotations. I have big plans to make a turkey sandwich with the leftover’s. They are just calling out for it!
Adapted from Taste of Home
2 1/4 tsp. or one packet of active dry yeast (not quick rise)
1 cup warm water (110-115 F)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
Dash of Pepper
2 to 2 1/2 cups flour (I used half white wheat flour & half all purpose mixed)
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water for 5 minutes.
In the meantime mix salt, sugar, garlic powder, oregano, basil, parsley, and pepper in a little bowl.
With fingertips, make several dimples over top of dough.
Brush with oil; sprinkle with cheeses and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack.