Italian Bread: Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Bread Recipe

by Margielynn

The focaccia bread recipe is an Italian recipe but is delicious served with any meal or as an appetizer dipped into the herb olive oil recipe!

Focaccia doughs are similar in style and texture to pizza doughs. It may be topped with vegetables, cheese, and meat also.

The Focaccia bread dough may be made in the bread machine on the dough cycle. You then take it out and bake in the oven. If you have any leftovers it freezes well. Make sure you use a good quality of olive oil. You may also you fresh herbs instead of dried one. See conversion rate below.

Italian Bread: Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Bread
Italian Bread: Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Bread

Prep time 120 min  -  Total time 145 min
Ingredients for 12 servings
Delicious Rosemary garlic Focaccia bread!
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Ingredients For the Bread

  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp water at 80 degrees
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tablespoons dry milk
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast or 1 1/2 teaspoon Bread Machine/Fast Rise Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 2 Teaspoons rosemary leaves or chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic salt
  • Olive oil, to drizzle


Instructions For the Bread

1. Select the Dough cycle if using a bread machine and follow the instructions for your bread machine.

2. When the cycle is complete; remove the dough from the bread machine and place onto a floured surface. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

3. Knead the dough about one minute then roll it into a rectangle to fit a jelly roll pan or a large cookie sheet with sides.

4. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of the pan using the vegetable oil.

5. Put the dough into a pan and press the dough evenly into the pan forming an edge.

6. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 20-30 minutes until slightly risen.

7. Gently make indentations in dough at every inch using the handle of a wooden spoon.

8. Brush the dough with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, rosemary leaves, and the Parmesan cheese.

9. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes or until browned. Remove from the oven and drizzle additional olive oil over the top of bread.

10. Cool slightly and cut into squares for serving. Best served warm.



Ingredients Herb Mix for Dipping Oil

  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried crushed rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crush red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions For Mixing Herb Dipping Oil

  1.  Mix all of the above ingredients in a small container.
  2. Just before you are ready to serve the oil, in a small microwaveable bowl place 4 teaspoons of the herb mix.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of water, microwave for 10 seconds, if there is any remaining water drain it off.
  4. Add ½ cup of olive oil and whisk to combine.
  5. Also for added flavor add 1 teaspoon of grated fresh Parmesan cheese before you serve it.


Tip From Margielynn!

  • You may use fresh herbs if you like. For most herbs, 1 teaspoon of the dried herb equals 1 tablespoon of the fresh herb.

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Updated: 10/22/2017, Margielynn
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Veronica 5 days ago

The sun dried tomatoes are a lovely addition and go well with tomato based dishes such as Lasagne or Spaghetti sauces.... yum just soak up those juices.

Margielynn 6 days ago

You have made me hungry, now I will have to bake some up with dried tomatoes! Yum!

Veronica 14 days ago

Re sun dried tomatoes

I fold them in to the dough just before baking.

Margielynn 14 days ago

Gosh the holidays are almost here too! Do you serve turkey for Thanksgiving? Have an awesome day sweet lady!

kimbesa 16 days ago

This rosemary bread sounds good, too! I have the other one in hand, and will get to try it soon. Savory bread will be on our table this holiday season!

Margielynn 17 days ago

Awesome Veronica, I will go check it out! Thanks for posting it!

Veronica 18 days ago

I have added a new page for my version of the Alsace Christmas bread.

Veronica 18 days ago

So sorry to hear that there have been medical issues My thoughts are with you

My German fruit bread is not on my website but I will happily share it with you.

I often make it on Christmas Eve - my favourite day of the year. Frank's sons and Frank himself eat it with savoury dishes on Christmas Eve at my house when I serve huge quantities of food to hungry relatives.

This bread is an Alsace Christmas Eve loaf and is absolutely delicious. I am sure your family would love it.

Margielynn 18 days ago

Veronica the sun-dried tomatoes sounds delicious! German fruit bread is it a dried fruit? I would be interested in a recipe. I am going to go look on your site to see if I can find it!! Have a great day. Sorry did not see this, all we have been doing is going to see doctors!

Veronica 27 days ago

At Christmas I usually do a German fruit bread but yes last Christmas I did a sun dried tomato focaccia . It was all eaten anyway.

I have updated my Christmas Wizzley pages

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