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Bread Machine Focaccia Bread

I adore Focaccia bread.  The kind with lots of yummy garlic, rosemary and Parmesan cheese.  Yum!  I make the dough for this bread in my bread machine…really one of the best inventions ever.  I love the results without all the work.  Are you one of those people that has a bread machine and yet never uses it?  In my line of work I happen to see a lot of bread machines collecting dust in kitchens and in thrift stores.  Why is that?  It’s so easy to use, I promise you won’t even break a sweat.  Why not bring those bread machines out of hiding and give this delicious bread a try.

Bread Machine Focaccia Bread

1 1/2 cups water, 8o-90 degrees F (27-32 degrees C)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons of salt
4 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons yeast, active dry, instant or bread machine

Place all ingredients, in the order listed, in the bread pan fitted with the kneading paddle.  Place the bread pan in the maker.  Select Dough/Pizza Dough setting and dough size (large-2 pounds).  Press start to mix, knead and rise.  When cycle is completed remove dough from pan, punch to deflate and let rest 10 minutes before continuing.

Brush a pizza pan with olive oil and sprinkle with cornmeal (cornmeal is optional). After dough has rested, place on pizza pan and spread out with hands to fit pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until about doubled in size, about 40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (235 degrees C).

Ingredients for topping:
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-2 teaspoons garlic salt (depending on taste)
1-2 teaspoons dried rosemary (crushed between fingers)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

With oiled fingertips, press indentations into the dough all over about 1/2 inch deep. Brush dough with olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with remaining ingredients. Place in preheated oven and bake until golden and puffed with a crispy crust, about 10-15 minutes.


Related post:

Pizza Dough Recipe for the Bread Machine


28 Responses to “Bread Machine Focaccia Bread”
  1. 1
    Heather H says:

    or another good idea is to give your bread machine to someone who WILL use it….u u u my hand is up!!

  2. 2
    Ginny says:

    I’m going to have to give this recipe a try. I have a recipe for focaccia bread that starts with frozen bread dough, but it is so elastic that it springs back as you try to roll it out and I end up using a lot of energy and hurting my arms whenever I make it. My son-in-law loves that bread, so maybe I can start with this dough and use the same toppings as the original recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    I really want to start making my own bread and rolls. I bought a Cuisinart bread machine from Costco… and then took it back thinking I’d use my mixer and do it by hand. Hmmm. Wondering if that was a bad idea. :) Love this recipe and anxious to try it!

  4. 4
    Verena says:

    So……..from start to finish, approximately how long does this bread take to make? And, does this recipe make enough for one pan?

  5. 5
    Beth says:

    How much water should be used?

  6. 6
    The Mommy says:

    I use my bread machine all.the.time. In fact, my mom saw how often I used mine (which she bought me for Christmas about 15 years ago) and asked for one for herself last year. She gave it to me two weeks ago…which means mine is making a trip east to my dear friend!

    So, how much water do you put into this recipe?

  7. 7
    Allison says:

    Ok, so I printed out this recipe today hoping to use it…but…how much water does it call for? I can’t start until I put that in and …I’m at a loss!

  8. 8

    Oh, man, I wish I still had my bread machine! This bread looks awesome!

  9. 9
    Robin says:

    Oh my… Now I’m salivating!

  10. 10

    Yum! I’ve been looking for a focaccia recipe for my bread maker. I rescued it from my sister where it was gathering dust. I use it all the time!

    I guess this recipe would work well well with any topping you choose. Thanks!

  11. 11
    Jen says:

    That looks SO GOOD. Now I need to find myself a bread machine ….


  12. 12
    Stacy says:

    Just made it and it was FANTASTIC! I havent used my bread machine in years. Now I have another loaf in the machine. Thanks for a great snowy day treat!

  13. 13
    Susanne says:

    You’re making my mouth water. I love focaccia!

  14. 14

    I have never made focaccia! I wish I had a bread machine! Thanks!

  15. 15
    Emily L says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! The Big Guy had bought me a super duper nice machine and after using it a bit, it has been in hiding! I had found it difficult to find good tasting bread for it! Your post has re-inspired me! Yippee! perfect for winter night’s and soup!

  16. 16
    Lisa says:

    I haven’t gotten a MPM posted for a while! I love the sound of the 40-Clove Garlic Chicken and the Greek Pork Wraps. I’ll definitely try those! I reviewed a good cookbook this week though and will be posting a few updates as I cook thru it!

  17. 17
    krimp says:

    made this this evening for a soup party and got rave reviews. it came out perfect! Thanks a ton!

  18. 18
    Ricardo says:

    Just baked this today and it turned out great

  19. 19
    Denise says:

    Do you use bread flour or regular flour?