Easy Cheesy or Focaccia Bread

Total Time
1hr 10mins
45 mins
25 mins

You just can't get any easier that this!Prep time is mostly rise time.

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  1. Lightly grease a pizza pan or large baking sheet.
  2. Without trying to completely cover pan surface, evenly pat out dough until 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick.
  3. Spread oil over top of dough.
  4. Evenly sprinkle with cheese, hot red pepper flakes and salt.
  5. Let rise, uncovered, until doubled, from 15 to 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  7. Then, using your index finger, poke holes in bread right down to pan, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart.
  8. Bake in centre of preheated oven until golden, about 25 minutes.
  9. Slide bread off pan and onto a cooling rack.
  11. Replace cheddar with 1/2 cup (125 mL) Parmesan cheese.
  12. Omit hot red pepper flakes.
  13. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) rosemary or Italian seasonings.