Foccacia Rosemary Bread Recipe

Susan Belsinger shares this savory Italian foccacia rosemary bread recipe using fresh herbs from the garden.

| January/February 2007

  • This foccacia rosemary bread recipe adds an Italian element to any meal.
    This foccacia rosemary bread recipe adds an Italian element to any meal.

  • This foccacia rosemary bread recipe adds an Italian element to any meal.

Learn how to make this Italian foccacia rosemary bread recipe, perfect as a side dish to pasta.

Herbal Bread Recipes

How to Bake With Fresh Herbs

I first ate foccacia al ramerino when I was a student living in Perugia. We'd stop on our way to Italian class and get a piece of this fragrant foccacia, which was cut into 6-inch squares, and have it for breakfast, licking the olive oil from our fingers as we walked to the Universita. This recipe is an adaptation of that wonderful, savory bread.

The best homemade foccacia is cooked at a high heat on a baking stone, or on tiles. The oven needs to be set a little lower when the foccacia is baked on a metal pan. Because foccacia is generally too big to be handled with a pizza peel, I bake mine on a dark metal baking sheet, sprinkled with cornmeal so that the dough doesn't stick.

Foccacia Rosemary Bread Recipe

Makes one 10- by 15-inch foccacia.

This recipe yields enough dough for one thick foccacia; I often double it and keep one in the fridge to bake a day or two later, or freeze the dough to thaw before using at a later date.

Mother Earth News Fair Schedule 2019


Next: April 27-28, 2019
Asheville, N.C.

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on modern homesteading, animal husbandry, gardening, real food and more!


Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds