Savory Rosemary and Olive Focaccia Bread



Savory Rosemary and Olive Focaccia Bread

Picture yourself in a rustic Italian kitchen, where the aroma of freshly baked bread fills the air, and the warmth of the oven comforts your senses. The Savory Rosemary and Olive Focaccia Bread recipe takes you on a culinary journey, infusing your home with the flavors of the Mediterranean countryside. This delightful focaccia is the perfect blend of herbaceous rosemary, briny olives, and the comforting embrace of freshly baked bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add the flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, then place it in an oiled bowl. Cover and let it rise for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Press the risen dough into a greased baking pan.
  5. Drizzle the dough with the remaining olive oil, then press your fingertips into the dough to create dimples.
  6. Sprinkle the chopped rosemary and halved olives over the dough. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the focaccia turns golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
  9. Cut into squares and serve warm.

Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yields: 12 servings

A taste of the Mediterranean in every bite – this Savory Rosemary and Olive Focaccia Bread is a treat for the senses.

Nutritional information: Calories: 180 | Fat: 7g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of this flavorful focaccia, with the aromatic rosemary and the burst of brininess from the olives dancing on your palate. The crust is delightfully crisp, while the interior is soft and airy – a testament to the art of breadmaking. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish, or even as the star of the meal, this Savory Rosemary and Olive Focaccia Bread brings people together to relish the simple pleasures of good food and great company.

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