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Cheesy Focaccia Flatbread. Salty and flavourful, this cheesy focaccia flatbread is sure to stir your senses.

Cheesy Focaccia Flatbread

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Cheesy Focaccia Flatbread. Salty and flavourful, this cheesy focaccia flatbread is sure to stir your senses.
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This is one of my favourite carbohydrates! There are so many things you can do with it. I used to add sliced jalapeños to the top when my step son was still living at home, but now I skip those and go for extra cheese!

I’ve been making this focaccia for years. It’s salty, cheesy and the perfect accompaniment for soups and salads; try it to make sandwiches with! I use one of my favourite seasonings, spicy spaghetti, for this recipe. It’s delicious! I use this seasoning for my pizza dough recipe as well.

Cheesy Focaccia Flatbread. Salty and flavourful, this cheesy focaccia flatbread is sure to stir your senses.

How to make focaccia bread

Focaccia takes a bit of time to make because it needs a few rising times. First you form the dough with is just a few simple ingredients, then cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour. Next you flip the dough onto a greased baking sheet and spread the dough out using your fingers to cover the whole pan. You want the dough to look knobbly and dented, this gives the bread the desired texture. Cover with plastic again and allow the dough to rise for another hour. Sprinkle with salt and cheese and bake at 425° for 15 minutes!

Cheesy Focaccia Flatbread. Salty and flavourful, this cheesy focaccia flatbread is sure to stir your senses.

How to eat focaccia bread

Focaccia is delicious just as is, however is amazing with a yummy balsamic dip too. You can easily create a balsamic dip by putting some olive oil in a deep plate, with some balsamic vinegar and a touch of spices like garlic, oregano and salt.

What to eat with focaccia bread

There are so many dishes that would be delighted to have some focaccia bread on the side. Here are some of my favourites:

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Cheesy Focaccia Flatbread

Salty and flavourful, this cheesy focaccia flatbread is sure to stir your senses.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword focaccia
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1.5 tsp yeast
  • 1.5 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 2.25 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp spicy spaghetti seasoning
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

Directions

  • To the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl if you don’t have a stand mixer) add warm water, yeast, sugar and 3 tbsp olive oil. Whisk until combine and let stand for 15 minutes. 
  • Add the flour, spicy spaghetti seasoning and sea salt. Mix with the dough hook or your hands into a ball and knead for a few minutes. Remove hook and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rise for 1 hour.
  • Dump out dough onto a well oiled baking sheet. Using your fingers, spread out the dough so it covers the whole baking sheet. Dough should be holey and bumpy from your fingers. Cover and rise 1 hour. 
  • Heat oven to 425°. Drizzle olive oil over the dough. Sprinkle evenly with sea salt and cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. Once cooled, cut into wedges for olive oil balsamic dip or into squares for sandwiches!

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