Quick and easy homemade Strawberry Focaccia which is really easy to make in the oven. Use fresh Florida Strawberries for the best taste
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There is nothing quite like Florida Strawberries! They have a the perfect juicy flavor and a smooth texture that no other strawberry can match.
I can always tell a Florida strawberry with just one bite because it is taste perfection! For this strawberry focaccia recipe, I just find that Florida Strawberries are the perfect match!
I am willing to bet that the Florida sun is a huge contributor our delicious strawberry flavor. Sun-ripened strawberries make for the juiciest strawberries ever!
I made strawberry vinaigrette using fresh strawberries and it was DELICIOUS!
So, what to do with this strawberry focaccia bread?
1) Use it as a dipping bread in my Greek Dipping Oil recipe! Trust me, the strawberry and all the spices makes for a great flavor party in your mouth.
2) Make a bell pepper sandwich that is perfect for a quick lunch!
3) Make a cheese sandwich like my mozzarella cheese sandwich using this strawberry focaccia bread. I haven’t tried it personally, but, I think it will taste amazing. Mozzarella and strawberries always make a great combination.
Strawberry Focaccia Recipe
To Marinate The Strawberries
- 5 pieces Strawberries thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
To Make The Focaccia
- 1 packet Active Dry Yeast Fast Acting
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1.5 cups warm water
- 3 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp Rosemary dried or fresh
- 2 Tbsp Oregano dried
- 1 tsp Thyme dried
- 1 Tbsp Parsley dried
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 cups All Purpose Flour
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- In a small bowl, add active dry yeast (fast acting), sugar and warm water.
- Mix with a plastic spoon and set it aside for 15 minutes until starts bubbling
- While waiting for the yeast, sieve the flour in a bowl
- Add salt and half of the dried spices. Mix well
- Make a well in the flour and add the yeast water a little at a time
- Mix the dough completely and then knead it for 10 minutes, until smooth.
- The dough should be a little sticky. Rub oil around the dough ball and place it in glass or ceramic bowl
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside
- As the dough rises, punch it down. I punched it down about 2 times in a span of an hour
- After both punch times, knead the dough again and form a ball and cover again
- In a separate bowl, add the remaining oil and spices. Mix well
- Lightly oil a baking tray and place the dough
- Using your finger tips, stretch the dough into the shape of the tray
- Baste the top of the dough with the oil mixture
- Place the baking tray in the oven
- After you put the tray in the oven, prepare the strawberries
- In a bowl, add strawberries and pure maple syrup, set aside
- After the focaccia has been in the oven for 25 minutes, baste the focaccia one more time
- Line the top of the bread with strawberries
- Bake for about 20 more minutes or until the focaccia passes the knife test
- Remove from the oven and let it cool before serving