Focaccia. Sounds fancy. But super easy! This is a nice, quick bread that goes great with pasta (which we had for lunch) and roast chicken (which we had for dinner). One thing I didn't do, but will do next time is line the pan with parchment paper so the bread is easier to remove. And it was a hit with Nate - he loved poking holes in the dough!
3 1/4 cups flour
1 envelope rapid rise yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 2/3 cups very warm water
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tbsp Italian herb seasoning
- Mix flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
- Add 2 tbsp olive oil and water and stir until well mixed.
- Grease 9x13 pan (or line with parchment paper) and spread dough in it.
- Cover pan and led rise until doubled, 30 minutes to an hour.
- Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke multiple holes in dough.
- Drizzle 2 tbsp oil over dough and sprinkle cheese and seasoning on top.
- Preheat over to 375 degrees and allow dough to rise another 15 minutes.
- Bake 30-35 minutes until lightly browned. Cool slightly and cut into slices.