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Flavorful Bread Machine Focaccia Bread

This easy Italian Focaccia Bread is one of the recipes I make most frequently in my bread machine.

In general, I'm not a fan of having too many kitchen gadgets.  I like to have kitchen tools that serve multiple purposes,  One of the exceptions is my bread machine. I love making fresh bread and I want the bread-making process to be as easy as I can make.  That's why I won't be without a bread machine in my kitchen.  

Making Italian Focaccia Bread In a Bread Machine 

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Italian Focaccia Bread
Heavenly Focaccia Bread
When I tell you this focaccia bread is a favorite I may be understating how much we love this bread at my house. We might be obsessed.  The texture and flavors in this bread will make your mouth water. I'm getting excited about the bread just writing about it.

The ingredients are simple, but together they make a delicious treat.  We like to have the bread as an appetizer, served with pesto, but you'll enjoy it with a pasta dinner or sliced for sandwiches. We love it served fresh from the oven.  Mmmmm, good!

Don't skimp with the garlic and herbs when you make the bread.  They are the key to this bread's lovely aroma and yumminess.  I'm sharing the recipe for how I make the focaccia bread most often, but you should experiment with the combination of herbs that you like best.

You don't need a fancy bread machine to make this Italian focaccia bread or any of the bread recipes I share on the blog. A bread machine just makes the process easy.  This is the bread machine I use.  You can see it is a very reasonably priced model. Quite frankly, I only use it for the dough cycle and it does the job.  It is easy to use and easy to clean. Yes, the operative word here is easy.

This focaccia bread is so easy to make. Watch me make it here.




Tips for Focaccia Bread Success


Focaccia Bread Ready for Baking
Focaccia Bread Fresh from the Oven
  • Use bread flour when making your dough.  Focaccia bread traditionally has a chewy texture.  You'll get that by using bread flour.  You can use all-purpose flour but the texture will be different.
  • Don't let the oil for the topping get too hot on the stove.
  • Remove the pan from the heart immediately after adding the herbs.  You'll be able to smell the aroma while the oil mixture cools.
The Focaccia Bread Dough

  • Make deep indentations in the dough with your fingers.  This gives your bread the look of traditional focaccia bread and gives the topping a place to settle.

  • Be generous with your Parmesan cheese.

Focaccia Bread Ready to Bake
Focaccia Bread Ready to Bake

  • Do let the baked focaccia bread sit for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

Focaccia Bread
Focaccia Bread
  • Cut the focaccia bread into squares using a pizza cutter.   This OXO 4" pizza wheel works perfectly every time.  
To serve the focaccia bread as an appetizer, turn it out onto a large wooden cutting board. Cut the focaccia bread into serving pieces and add a small bowl of pesto to the board.  Everyone will serve themselves. Add some sprigs of fresh herbs for color and a bowl of seasoned olives.  Yum!

Another focaccia bread favorite is this Tomato Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe.


Italian focaccia bread
bread
Italian
Yield: 24 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Bread Machine Focaccia Bread

Bread Machine Focaccia Bread

A tasty bread machine focaccia bread recipe with Italian herbs and Parmesan cheese.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 50 MinInactive time: 1 H & 20 MTotal time: 2 H & 20 M

Ingredients

The Focaccia Bread
The Topping

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients, except rosemary and Italian herb mix, to the bread machine. Set the machine on the dough setting. At the first pause in the cycle add chopped herbs. Continue through the dough cycle.
  2. While the dough cycle finishes, make the topping.
  3. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. When hot add the chopped garlic. You'll hear it sizzle.
  4. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and add the chopped rosemary. Set aside to cool.
  5. When the dough cycle completes, press the dough into a well-oiled 9x13-inch pan.
  6. Make indentations in the dough with your fingers. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for thirty minutes, or until it is nearly double in size.
  7. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Once again press indentations into the dough with your fingers.
  8. Spoon the olive oil topping evenly over the dough. Some of the oil and herbs will settle into the indentations. That will make your bread yummy.
  9. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. Be generous with your cheese.
  10. Bake the focaccia bread for 20 minutes, or until done. Let the baked focaccia bread sit for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

414.56

Fat (grams)

39.59 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.62 g

Carbs (grams)

13.23 g

Fiber (grams)

0.52 g

Net carbs

12.72 g

Sugar (grams)

0.42 g

Protein (grams)

2.63 g

Sodium (milligrams)

72.93 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0.79 mg
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A tasty bread machine focaccia bread recipe with Italian herbs and Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!



Comments

  1. Okay. I have never bothered commenting on ANY recipe before, but this is the best focaccia recipe I’ve come across. I’ve trawled the internet looking for a simple, effective and delicious recipe that I could use in my bread maker. My search is finally over! This is perfect in every way. Much aroha (love) from Aotearoa New Zealand

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  2. Okay. I have never bothered commenting on ANY recipe before, but this is the best focaccia recipe I’ve come across. I’ve trawled the internet looking for a simple, effective and delicious recipe that I could use in my bread maker. My search is finally over! This is perfect in every way. Much aroha (love) from Aotearoa New Zealand

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  3. I've made this recipe twice and it turned out perfect! Thanks so much. Now I'd like to experiment with doubling it. (To make a bigger batch for a pot luck.) Have you had any experience with that? Would I just double all the ingredients? Thanks in advance for a response.

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  4. No, I haven’t doubled the recipe. I would double the ingredients if I was to give it a try. I don’t think my bread machine could take the doubled volume. I think I would make two separate focaccia breads instead. If you do double the recipe, please let me know how it worked. (Donna)

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