This was my very first attempt at making bread, and to my surprise, it was quite seamless. It may seem daunting to make bread from scratch… but, I promise, there is nothing to be scared of.
Focaccia is a great place to start. 1) It’s delicious! 2) It’s a very simply recipe with few ingredients. 3) The waiting time when the dough sits and rises is not too long. 4) You can add any toppings you like.
In my head, I always think of Focaccia as having sauteed onions and rosemary, so I decided to stick with this version, but there are an infinite number of combinations: You could add mozzarella and tomato to make a Caprese version, or simply add Parmesan cheese, or add olives, onions, and goat cheese. Now that I’ve added this dough recipe to my repertoire, I feel more comfortable making it again and testing the limits of Focaccia. This is definitely one to try. Enjoy!