Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mozzarella focaccia bread

My family has lived on this tasty bread all weekend! Friday as I pondered the taste I was after..... Somewhere between the cheesy goodness of a local pizzeria and the classic crunch of a focaccia sandwich I decided to experiment a little! I ended up with a soft, fluffy bread that was thick enough to slather with mayo and stuff it full of ham and turkey! Give it a try! It also went well with our creamy pesto as breadsticks!

1 3/4 cup warm water
1/4 ounce package of yeast
1 T granulated sugar
5 1/2 cups of flour
2 cups shredded mozzarella
Italian seasoning
1 T salt
1 cup olive oil

Start by combining the sugar, warm water and yeast in a small bowl. Set aside for at least ten minutes until it is nice and bubbly.

In a separate bowl mix 5 cups of the flour and salt. Mix in the yeast mixture then use the remaining flour to dust the counter.

Begin kneading the dough incorporating the extra flour and knead until smooth. Use some of the olive oil to oil a bowl. Place dough ball in the oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size.

Oil a baking pan and once the dough has risen divide into two equal balls. Press one of the dough balls into the pan and once flat brush with olive oil, sprinkle with rosemary and Italian seasoning. Be sure to poke finger holes into your dough!

Spread the mozzarella onto the top then take the second ball, press over the top of the cheese covering the bottom layer of dough. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F and let rise again. Brush with oil and sprinkle with seasonings. Bake until golden brown! Let cool slice and enjoy!


  1. You make this sound very easy to do. I have to try this bread with my mother. Thank you! :)

    1. it was too easy! I also doubled the recipe for even more goodness! Thanks for stopping!

  2. This bread sounds amazing. I have to try it.

    1. You will not be sorry! Let me know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This bread sounds delicious and I certainly have all the ingredients on hand. Will have to try soon!

    1. It is very tasty! We just ran out! Time for more! Thanks for stopping!

  4. This looks very good and now that it is winter I will look forward to trying your recipe.. Thank you.

  5. That bread and especially that sandwich look amazing!!! I may have to try to make a gluten free version. Found you over at the blog hop :)

  6. looks sooo delish ...YUMM thanks for sharing; will have to pin and add to our weekly menu plan soon.


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