Cheesy Onion Focaccia (Bread Machine)

"Just looking at this golden cheesy bread will make you drool, and the smell is incredible. This is from TOH Apr 2005. To say that we love it would be an understatement! Preparation time includes dough cycle of 1 hour but that will depend on the bread machine."
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Ready In:
1hr 18mins




  • In bread machine, place dough ingredients in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select dough setting.
  • After 5 minutes of mixing, check to see if you need to add 1 tbsp water or flour.
  • When dough cycle is complete, place dough onto a lightly greased 12" pizza pan and pat into a 10" circle.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, in large skillet saute onions and butter for 15 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic and cook 5 minutes more. Stir in Italian seasonings.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon, make deep indentations 1 " apart in dough.
  • Top with onion mixture and cheeses.
  • Bake at 400F 15-18 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

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  1. LOVE this recipe, so easy and everyone loved it, the topping is just way to good. The only thing I did different was add 2 teaspoons of rosemary to the dough other than that followed the recipe and couldn't be happier with the results. Served with a dipping oil made w/olive oil and balsamic vinegar with added herbs.
  2. This review is for the dough part of the recipe. I added a few teaspoons of dried rosemary. Worked great with my bread machine! This is my go-to focaccia recipe. Thank you for sharing:)
  3. Totally delicious. Mine could have baked a bit longer but the toppings were getting dark. Next time I'll pre-bake the bread for a bit before adding the onions and cheese. Still very yummy.
  4. Fabulous! when some of the children announced they would be coming for supper in a couple of hours, it was a fabulous opportunity to try this great-sounding recipe, I hauled out my ABM, threw in the ingredients, heated the oven .... this went extremely well with a chicken pie and rice, and I will definitely be making it again. Everyone was very impressed, I might have been a little heavy-handed with the garlic, and I think next time I will strew some fresh herbs in with the toppings, but truly, a great recipe, thank you!
  5. WOW!!! This was great! the dough was incredibly easy to work with and the bread was so chewy. My family devoured it! (all 7 of 'em) I wasn't sure about the cheddar, I thought that moz would be better, but I followed the recipe to a T and it was delicious. This will become a Maya family regular


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