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Homemade Tomato Rosemary Focaccia Bread: A Bread Machine Gem!

Today's recipe for Tomato Rosemary Focaccia Bread will whisk you away to the rustic streets of Italy without leaving the comfort of your kitchen. 

Imagine warm, from-the-oven Tomato Rosemary Focaccia Bread, infused with the enticing aroma of fresh rosemary, garlic, and olive oil topped with a burst of flavor from sweet grape tomatoes. And the best part? You can whip up this tasty delight effortlessly with the magic of your bread machine. 

Bread Maker Focaccia Bread with Rosemary and Tomatoes

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Focaccia bread with tomatoes and rosemary on a cutting board.

This is a simple and sensational focaccia bread recipe that's perfect for modern families seeking a touch of tradition. 

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Who doesn't adore the rich scent of freshly baked bread wafting through the house? This Tomato Rosemary Focaccia Bread is your ticket to that enchanting experience. 

It's a breeze to make, requiring just a handful of pantry staples, a dash of creativity, and your trusty bread machine.

With the sweetness of grape tomatoes and the earthiness of rosemary, every bite is a harmonious dance of flavors that pairs wonderfully with salads, soups, or an appetizer. 

And let's not forget how budget-friendly it is. No need to break the bank to enjoy artisanal bread right from your kitchen.

Tips for Success

Tomato Selection: Choose the ripest and most flavorful tomatoes you can find. Grape tomatoes are my top pick, especially during the summer when they're at their peak.

Lukewarm Water: Don't use too hot water.  You want your water to ideally be around 90 degrees F.

Fresh Herbs: The star of the show here is fresh rosemary. It adds that wonderful earthy aroma and flavor. Chop it finely for the dough and coarsely for the topping.  You'll also want to use finely chopped fresh garlic in your topping.

Serve It Warm: Is there anything more delicious than warm bread?

How to Make Tomato Rosemary Focaccia Bread in Your Bread Machine


Ingredients You'll Need

For the Dough

- 1 cup water, 80°F

- 1/3 cup olive oil

- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

- 3 cups bread flour

- 1 teaspoon bread machine yeast (or substitute 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast)

- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

- 15-20 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

- Salt and pepper to taste

For the Topping

- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped

- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

To Make the Focaccia Bread

1.  Place the water, olive oil, sugar, and Kosher salt in your bread machine's pan.

2. Add the Flour. Sprinkle the bread flour over the liquid ingredients in the pan. Spread the flour evenly in the pan.

3. Add the Yeast. If using bread machine yeast, gently sprinkle it over the flour. If using active dry yeast, proof it by mixing it with a bit of warm water and sugar. After it's frothy, pour it into the well.

4. Select the Dough Setting. Set your bread machine to the "Dough" cycle. This will mix and knead the dough for you.

5. Incorporate Rosemary.  Once the dough is kneaded and smooth, add the chopped rosemary and knead it in.

6. Prepare Topping. While the dough is rising, mix the extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, and coarsely chopped rosemary together in a pan on the stove over medium heat.  Remove the pan from the heat as soon as you can smell the aroma of the garlic cooking. Let cool.

Oliveoil, rosemary and garlic in a pan with a spoon.

7. Assemble Focaccia. Once the dough has risen, remove it from the bread machine and press it into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan, gently stretching it to fit.  Press dimples into the dough with your fingers. Let rise for about 30 minutes, until double in size.

8. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F while the dough is rising. Cut the tomatoes in half a season with a little salt and pepper.  Set aside.

9. Add Tomatoes. Gently press the halved grape or cherry tomatoes into the dough. You can press them down just slightly.

10. Drizzle and Sprinkle. Drizzle the olive oil mixture evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the shredded Parmesan cheese on top. 

11. Bake.  Bake the focaccia in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until it's golden brown and the tomatoes are slightly caramelized.

Enjoy! Let the focaccia cool slightly before slicing and serving. The aroma alone will have you eager to eat it right away, but let it cool a bit.  I like to serve my focaccia bread with a little basil pesto. 

Tip:  Use a pizza cutter to slice your focaccia bread.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use dried rosemary instead of fresh?

Absolutely! While fresh rosemary lends a vibrant taste, dried rosemary is a great substitute. Use about half the amount of dried rosemary compared to fresh.

 Can I freeze the focaccia bread?

Indeed, you can! Slice the cooled bread and wrap it tightly before freezing. When the craving strikes, just pop it in the oven to reheat and enjoy that freshly baked magic.

Can I customize the toppings?

Absolutely, feel free to get creative! How about adding sliced olives, caramelized onions, or even a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a hint of heat?

This Bread Maker Focaccia Bread with Tomatoes and Rosemary will leave your family clamoring for seconds (and thirds!). So, whether you're an experienced bread baker or a newbie, this recipe is your golden ticket to homemade bread bliss. 

The Focaccia Bread Recipe

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Yield: 16
Author: Donna Urso
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Bread Machine Focaccia Bread with Tomatoes and Rosemarry

Bread Machine Focaccia Bread with Tomatoes and Rosemarry

Tomato Rosemary Focaccia Bread, infused with the aroma of fresh rosemary, garlic, and olive oil topped with a burst of flavor from sweet grape tomatoes.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinInactive time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 45 M

Ingredients

For the Focaccia Dough
For the Topping

Instructions

  1. Place the water, olive oil, sugar, and Kosher salt in your bread machine's pan.
  2. Add the Flour. Sprinkle the bread flour over the liquid ingredients in the pan. Spread the flour evenly in the pan.
  3. Add the Yeast. If using bread machine yeast, gently sprinkle it over the flour. If using active dry yeast, proof it by mixing it with a bit of warm water and sugar. After it's frothy, pour it into the well.
  4. Select the Dough Setting. Set your bread machine to the "Dough" cycle. This will mix and knead the dough for you.
  5. Incorporate Rosemary. Once the dough is kneaded and smooth, add the chopped rosemary and knead it in.
  6. Prepare Topping. While the dough is rising, mix the extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, and coarsely chopped rosemary together in a pan on the stove over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat as soon as you can smell the aroma of the garlic cooking. Let cool.
  7. Assemble Focaccia. Once the dough has risen, remove it from the bread machine and press it into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan, gently stretching it to fit. Press dimples into the dough with your fingers. Let rise for about 30 minutes, until double in size.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F while the dough is rising. Cut the tomatoes in half a season with a little salt and pepper. Set aside.
  9. Add Tomatoes. Gently press the halved grape or cherry tomatoes into the dough. You can press them down just slightly.
  10. Drizzle and Sprinkle. Drizzle the olive oil mixture evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the shredded Parmesan cheese on top.
  11. Bake. Bake the focaccia in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until it's golden brown and the tomatoes are slightly caramelized.

Notes

Let the focaccia cool slightly before slicing and serving. The aroma alone will have you eager to eat it right away, but let it cool a bit. I like to serve my focaccia bread with a little basil pesto. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories

170.7

Fat (grams)

8.88 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.5 g

Carbs (grams)

18.75 g

Fiber (grams)

0.9 g

Net carbs

17.86 g

Sugar (grams)

1.05 g

Protein (grams)

4.05 g

Sodium (milligrams)

194.68 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

1.42 mg

The nutritional information is approximate.

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