Mar 1, 2020

Easy Crispy Focaccia Bread

Easy Crispy Focaccia Bread RecipeNEW RECIPE: This is no ordinary focaccia. It’s not the soft kind that you bake in a pan. This is focaccia the way I like it: thin and crispy. It’s like a slice of pizza without the pizza stuff. I have only been able to accomplish this using a baking stone and a pizza peel, and a very hot oven. That’s how they make those great pizzas at Italian restaurants. They use very hot ovens, and slide the pizzas in using a wooden peel like this.

Parchment paper is a must for two reasons. One, it makes pressing the dough into a circle easier because the dough sticks to the paper. And two, it makes it a breeze to slide the dough onto the hot baking stone. The parchment will turn dark from the high heat as you can see in the recipe photo. My focaccia recipe is quicker than most, taking only 90 minutes start-to-finish. As long as I don’t need my oven for cooking dinner, I can make this incredible focaccia and time it to be ready to eat with our salad.

You can make traditional rosemary focaccia or use a store-bought blend of Italian herbs. I actually use both. I mix them into the dough for lots of Italian flavor, and then put a little more on top. Some of the  spices on top fall off but the dough has enough flavor inside to make up for any of that. I like the result better with bread flour so that’s the only one I use.

Another good thing is that if you don’t eat it all (what are the chances, really?) you can re-crisp it the next day directly on the oven rack at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. It has never taken me more than 90 minutes to make this fabulous crispy Italian focaccia. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

10 Comments on "Easy Crispy Focaccia Bread"

  1. Jo

    Due to the virus we’re quarantined. No yeast of any kind in the stores. Can I use the regular yeast I have. I also have a sour dough starter. Can I use it?

  2. Dalila G.

    Hellooooo Ms. Jenny!! 👋
    OMGoodness!! Your “Easy Crispy Focaccia Bread” is soooo good!
    I made it for my hubby and myself for something to ‘snack’ on and we polished it off in no time….LOL!! I was hoping to send you a picture, but no such luck, it was just too good to wait for me to snap a picture, we couldn’t help ourselves.
    I am most definitely making it again and I will try to be strong and not eat it right away, so you can see how wonderful it turned out for us.
    I must THANK YOU again for taking time out of your busy schedule to create such fantastic recipes for us. Any recipe of yours that I have made so far comes out sooo tasty….THANK YOU!!
    I look forward to making many more of your recipes, you’re doing such a lovely job on your site, you, Ms. Jenny, totally rule!!

  3. Giuliana

    Your recipes are simple to follow. One Sunday afternoon I spend a few hours watching as many of your videos as I could. You have such a great knack for presenting each dish. At the end I felt I could tackle anything you showed. So refreshing and down to earth. 🤗

  4. Denise

    Jenny, thanks so much for another great recipe to make! I just discovered you and your wonderful recipes. I am Polish too and I have always wanted to make many of the recipes you are sharing with us! They remind me of my childhood as I loved to watch my grandmother make everything from scratch whenever we visited her for the holidays. She never wrote down her recipes–everything was some of this and some of that! My mom and I did make some recipes together from what she remembered, but I do not remember them now. So, thanks for reigniting my desire to make Polish meals again!
    And, I thought you looked familiar, I used to watch the Jenny Jones Show years ago! You look the same — what is your secret for looking so young!? Thanks again for all of your recipes and tips! I really appreciate that you take the time to share them with us.

  5. Diana

    Thanks Jenny! This will be made today! I’ve been looking for a recipe that is delicious, practical and easy. You are a blessing to your fans. Diana 😊

  6. Bunny

    What kind of salt do you use? Thanks!

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Himalayan Pink.

      • Donna

        Hi Jenny, can I make your recipe for Focaccia bread in a cast iron pan like your pizza recipe? Your recipes are great. I love watching them.

  7. Eggless, please

    What if I don’t have a pizza stone or a pizza peel? Am I out of luck?I’m trying to downsize my possessions. I enjoy your recipes and your style.
    Dzenkuje bardo, pienkna pani❣️

    • PattiAnn

      I just use a pizza pan lined with the parchment. Also, my pizza pan is round as is my pizza stone so it helps me form a round crust😊

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