Frugal Gourmet's Focaccia

Total Time
50mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
30 mins

I copied this recipe from the Frugal Gourmet show years ago as I watched Jeff Smith prepare it. It certainly looked delicious and I had to try it. It is good! (Rise time is not included)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix water, yeast, and sugar.
  2. Stir in oils and 1 t salt.
  3. Add 2 3/4 c flour, mixing well til spongy.
  4. Add enough remaining flour to make stiff dough.
  5. Turn onto floured surface and knead until elastic.
  6. Cover with bowl and let rise til doubled.
  7. Divide dough in half, spread on cookie sheets using your fingers.
  8. TOPPINGS:.
  9. Mix crushed garlic with olive oil; brush over bread.
  10. Sprinkle w/ dried rosemary and kosher salt.
  11. Cover and let rise.
  12. Bake at 375 for 1/2 hour.
  13. Cut into squares and serve.
  14. NOTE: You can also slice squares in half for sandwiches.
Most Helpful

5 5

This has been my go-to focaccia recipe for years. Everybody always loves it! I use white flour instead of wheat flour because that's what my "Frug" book calls for.

5 5

Delicious and easy. Great with all kinds of soups.

5 5

I made this just as the recipe says with only these exceptions. I made half the recipe and put it on a 12" aluminum pizza pan that I had sprayed with PAM. After baking 1/2 hour it was still pretty pale on the bottom so I removed it from the pan and placed it directly on the oven rack for 5 minutes. Beautiful! (Next time I make it I will post a picture) And delicious! I will definitely make this again. The kosher salt is the magic ingredient here I think, and other herbs and toppings could be varied - I am thinking of finely sliced onion, a sprinkle of cheese perhaps. Getting hungry again now!! Thanks for this recipe.