This Italian, focaccia inspired bread recipe is versatile and adaptable whilst at the same time easy to prepare and bake, a treat especially for those who enjoy Italian flavours.
There are many regional Italian recipes and styles of focaccia bread, including garlic, chilli, herb and sweet variants. Truly a recipe to adapt to taste and occasion, use as a side dish with a meal, serve it with a light salad and cheeses or top with your choice of ingredients to serve pizza style.
When you have some left over, focaccia makes amazing croutons when cut into small squares and toasted in the oven till crispy and served with a rich tomato soup.
I’ve used one of my favourite variations in this focaccia bread recipe, the rosemary and cranberry combination with a drizzle of virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of ground sea salt… delicious!
You will need a deep sided pan for your focaccia bread, use whichever size you have and if you have, use either one large oblong pan or 2 medium sized pans. Alternatively use a flat baking tray and pat down the dough making it into a round pizza style bread.
Use your own ideas to serve as mentioned before, makes a delicious side dish or served with a light salad and cheeses on a platter. A delicious, versatile bread and simple to make. Give it a try and enjoy!