Friday, April 18, 2014

Sea Salted Rosemary Focaccia

Is everyone ready for Easter? 
I think I finally am.
We are hosting this year and we have a big crowd this time.
We will have ham, pasta and all the sides.
There always has to be pasta incorporated some how in my family.
So I made this bread, this amazing focaccia bread.
I call it pizza without the sauce and cheese.
Well that's what it is really anyway.

The olive oil in combination 
with the rosemary and salt just 
makes this bread so dang delicious!

So this is where it gets serious.
Super serious.....

2 tablespoons really good olive oil, plus more
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 envelope)
1/4 teaspoon honey
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of sea salt

Stir together the water, honey, and yeast until dissolved, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic cloves, 1/4 cup rosemary, flour, and salt until a dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Place into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet, with olive oil.

Deflate dough, and press into prepared baking sheet. Using your fingers make dimples in the dough. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with 1 tablespoon sea salt. 

Bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden brown; 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into squares and serve immediately. Dip in my Sun Dried Tomato Dipping Oil.


  1. This looks amazing! Pinning so I can make it asap!

  2. Beautiful. And those flavors sound stupendous! Anything that I can dip in olive oil is good in my book! :D

  3. We always had to have a lasagna at all holiday functions when the family that was from Italy was still alive. Sounds like you had a great meal. thanks for sharing your gorgeous bread with us on foodie friday. Pinned.

  4. Your focaccia looks amazing! Pinned!

  5. I've been craving focaccia and this recipe looks amazing. Can't wait to try it. Pinned!

  6. I love focaccia! Your recipe will be featured at the April 25th Foodie Friday. Have a lovely weekend, and Happy Cooking!

  7. Rina, this is gorgeous. I have never gotten around to trying my hand at making focaccia, but I am pinning this to inspire me! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday!

  8. Thanks so much for linking up to #tastytuesdays! Your post will be featured this week at Old House to New Home. Congrats!!


  9. This looks delicious! I think I could have this and wine for dinner and be completely satisfied! I can't wait to try it:) Yum!

    1. Oh It's delicious with wine! But isn't everything?

  10. Sounds/looks fantastic! Do you grease the baking sheet?