Christmas Focaccia

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

This is a different version of the regular Focaccia (which I love). It is pretty and very festive. Mixed fruit can be substituted for the candied cherries. I just like the red color.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine warm water and oil.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, yeast, salt, lemon peel, and cinnamon; beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  3. By hand, stir in cherries, walnuts, currants, and 1 1/2 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place till double--45-60 minutes.
  5. Grease a cookie sheet.
  6. Remove dough and place on cookie sheet and with greased hands, gently knead and stretch and press dough to form a 12" round circle.
  7. Brush with melted butter and prick several times with a fork.
  8. Cover and let rise in warm place till light and double--about 40-50 minutes.
  9. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  10. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar and bake for 15-20 minutes or till golden.
  11. Remove and place on platter or serving tray; cool for 10 min and cut into wedges.
  12. Serve warm with a nice cream cheese spread or a lemon butter spread.

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