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Easy Herbed Focaccia Bread

No recipe image available.Ready-made frozen bread dough puts the easy in this focaccia bread recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup olive oil - divided use
1 (32-ounce) package frozen bread dough, thawed
All-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup fresh rosemary - divided use
1/2 cup (2-ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Brush a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil; set aside.
  2. Turn bread dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 to 4 times or until smooth.
  3. Stir together butter, 3 tablespoons rosemary, and Parmesan cheese; gradually knead mixture into bread dough until dough is smooth and elastic, adding additional flour, if necessary.
  4. Press dough evenly into prepared pan. Using fingertips, press small indentations in top of dough; sprinkle with garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon rosemary. Drizzle with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with kosher salt, if desired, and pepper. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°F | 30°C), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 8 servings.