Nashville, TN – “Whether it’s a pan of hot biscuits, a skillet of cornbread or crusty Focaccia, even the simplest meals take on a special style when served with homemade bread,” says Martha White® baking expert, Linda Carman.
Focaccia, the popular Italian flat bread, pairs especially well with salads and soups, or may be served with cured meats, olives and cheeses.With a convenient pizza crust mix, you can make delicious focaccia right there at home. This version is topped with olive oil, fresh rosemary, a sprinkling of cheese, salt and fresh pepper, but feel free to create your own signature focaccia by using your favorite herbs and other toppings.
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2 (6.5oz.) pkg. Martha White® Pizza Crust Mix (Crispy Crust Recipe) or
2 (7.25 oz.) pkg. Deep Pan Pizza Crust Mix
1 cup HOT water (120 to 130° F.)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
3 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
- Grease large baking pan. In large bowl, combine pizza crust mix and hot water; stir about 30 strokes with fork or until well blended. Shape dough into ball. Brush with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Place dough on prepared pan and press into 9-inch round. Cover; let rise in warm place for 45 minutes or until puffy.
- Preheat oven to 425° F. Make indentations into dough with fingertip. Drizzle with remaining olive oil, sprinkle with rosemary, salt, pepper and cheese. Bake at 425° F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool; cut into wedges or strips.
8 to 10 servings