This quick focaccia is the perfect bread to serve alongside soups, pastas, and more. Tender, with great flavor and a crispy bottom, this quick focaccia recipe is everything you want it to be.
I've learned a secret to making the perfect focaccia, and its so easy its ridiculous! The secret? Make it in a cast iron skillet!!
No, really! Not only does using a skillet help you to get a perfectly round and even circle, but it also helps to create a beautifully crispy crust! I might never make focaccia any other way -- time after time this recipe just turns out so perfectly! And whats makes it best, is that it is ready to eat in an hour!
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- ¾ cup warm water
- ½ tsp sugar
- 1 ½ tsp yeast
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 2 cups flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 TBSP melted butter
- ½ tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 TBSP grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat your oven to 220F.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the warm water and sugar.
- Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
- Turn the mixer on low speed and add 1 cup of flour and salt.
- Add the oil and mix well.
- Gradually add the remaining cup of flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl (you may not use all the flour, so go slowly!)
- Turn the oven off, but keep the door closed while you finish preparing the dough!
- Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times, until it is smooth and not sticky.
- Place the dough into a greased 9" or 10" skillet and spread out with your fingers until the dough is evenly spread to all sides.
- Cover with a kitchen towel and place in the TURNED OFF oven for 20 minutes.
- Take the skillet out and preheat the oven to 400F.
- Make small indentions in the dough with your fingertips.
- In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter and spices.
- Brush the dough with half the butter.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven, brush with the remaining butter, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g