Authentic Italian Focaccia Bread Recipe
This is an authentic focaccia bread recipe that comes from a fantastic cookbook by Judith Fertig called The Artisan Bread Machine: 250 Recipes for Breads, Rolls, Flatbreads and Pizzas.
If you can't find the flour called for use all-purpose flour instead. It may not turn out exactly the same, but it will still be amazingly good.
Select the Dough cycle and press Start.
When the cycle is finished, transfer dough to the prepared pan. Using your hands, spread dough to fit the pan. Press the surface of the dough with your fingertip or knuckle to make random dimples. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Bake the focaccia bread for 27 to 30 minutes or until the top of the dough is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf registers 190°F (90°C).
Let the bread cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 to 20 minutes, then cut into 8 pieces and serve.
Makes 1 flat bread, to serve 8.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 160; Calories from Fat 19; Total Fat 2.2g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 439mg; Total Carbohydrates 30.3g; Dietary Fiber 1.4g; Protein 4.3g; Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 1%; Iron 11%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
It is a book filled with fabulous bread recipes all of which can be made in a bread machine.
So often bread machine recipes are the same old, same old, but not this time.
Take this focaccia bread for example.
Not only does Judith use authentic Italian flavors to top the bread. She even calls for the correct flour!
You will notice something called doppio zero flour in the recipe.
Judith has this to say about the flour:
"Doppio zero" just means double zero, which in Italy signifies flour that has been ground so fine it has the texture of talcum powder (but not the taste thankfully).
Give this delectable Italian bread recipe the next time you are serving an Italian style dinner.
It also makes a great addition to a dinner bread basket.
You can chop the rosemary a bit before sprinkling it over the unbaked bread.
I think you are going to love this one.
If you like this focaccia bread and want to make more Italian bread recipes in the bread machine, look here for our bread machine pizza dough recipe (and a great topping recipe too!).
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