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Rosemary Focaccia

The savory aroma of rosemary as this classic bread bakes is simply irresistible. This bread tastes great as a side dish with any meal, as a snack or as a pizza crust.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves (8 wedges each)


  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed, divided
  • Cornmeal
  • Coarse salt


  • In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender, 6-8 minutes. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Add sugar; let stand 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons oil, salt and remaining water. Add 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Add onions and 1 tablespoon rosemary. Knead 1 minute longer. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Pat each piece flat. Let rest 5 minutes. Grease two baking sheets and sprinkle with cornmeal. Stretch each portion of dough into a 10-in. circle on prepared pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Brush with remaining 1 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle with coarse salt and remaining 1 tablespoon rosemary. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 147 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • barkingbunny
    Jul 17, 2013

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  • happygirlof5
    Aug 20, 2010

    Made this last weekend because I need foaccia bread for a chicken sandwich recipe. I was too cheap to spend $4 for the gormet bread at the store. This bread turned out very well. I would make it again but I currently have one in the freezer for about 1/3 the cost of the bread at the store. :)