It's your choice! Use this mix to make a fabulous Italian flatbread--focaccia, a delightful pizza, or two thin-crust pizzas.
We've even included the spice packet for your pizza or flatbread.
When you want to make pizza, all you have to worry about is the toppings.
Focaccia is pronounced, foh-KAH-chee-ah.
- Makes an Italian flatbread or use it for pizza
- Italian spice and herb packet included
- Makes one large bread or pizza on an 11x17-inch baking sheet or 14 or 15-inch pizza pan
- Makes two 15-inch thin-crust pizzas
- Easy--bakes in 15 minutes with a single rise
- Mix n a bread machine or your stand-type mixer
You can mix the dough in your stand-type mixer or in your bread machine.
If you want to make thin-crust pizzas, divide the dough and make two 15-inch rounds. Or use your baking sheets.
It's so simple! Press the dough into your baking pan and let it rise for an hour or so, drizzle it with olive oil and the seasoning packet (included), and bake it for about 15 minutes.
What makes this the easiest way to make a very good pizza?
It's a single rise, simple to put together, and the seasoning--just mix it with the olive oil and spread it on the dough. (The pizza roller is a quick, easy way to spread the dough in the pan.)
We often make these with only one or two toppings--like fresh tomatoes or thinly sliced new potatoes and onions. Dust them with parmesan and a scattering of mozzarella.
These mixes are a wonderful introduction to everything you can do with thin-crust pizzas. But focaccia is wonderful too.
Why is this such an easy pizza!
You don't have to buy a bunch of spices or search the cupboard for what you need. The perfect pizza blend is included in a packet.
We serve this in our store with a little cup of spaghetti sauce or marinara and people love it. And it's one of our favorite sandwich bread: Split and loaded with your favorite meats and cheeses, it makes fantastic focaccia sandwiches.
Your family will want you to make this focaccia often and it's so easy, you can. This is a great bread to have on hand for those extra busy days when you want to have something special for the family.
"I love this bread! When we lived in Minnesota there was a restaurant nearby that served focaccia sandwiches on a bread just like this. They were great. This is my favorite TV bread. Give me a slab of focaccia and a little marinara or olive oil and the game just got better. Its a good thing this is easy to make." - Dennis Weaver
"I'm not much of a baker but this was easy." - SW in TX
"Excellent item. A++" - GM in NY as reported on Amazon
Simple Focaccia Thin Crust Pizza Recipe
This recipe makes two 14-inch thin crust pizzas. The dough will be 1/16 to _-inch thick. The crust will double in rising and baking. If you want a thinner crust pizza, use a 15-inch pan. You can always use a rectangular pan or baking sheet or use a stone or make one round and square or form and bake them one at a time.
If two 14-inch pizzas are too much, you have two options. Save half the dough for the second pizza in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you get ready to make your second pizza, let the dough warm at room temperature for two or three hours.
The other alternative is to make one pizza and make a focaccia bread from the other half.
This is made with fresh tomatoes and thinly sliced green peppers. Make yours with whatever you like. Most thin-crust pizzas use only a modest amount of toppings.
Yield: Makes 2 14-inch pizzas
Baking Time: 15 Minutes
Ingredients (For the Crust)
- 1 Prepared Pantry Focaccia Mix
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 cup water at 110 to 115¡F
Ingredients (For the Toppings)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- The seasonings in the packet that comes with the mix
- 2 cups, more or less, good quality tomato sauceÑa pizza or pasta sauce
- 10 thinly sliced rings from a large bell pepper
- 8 small tomatoes, 1 1/2 to 2 inches in size, sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- 4 ounces grated mozzarella
- Preheat the oven to 400¡F.
- Grease the pans with shortening or vegetable oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal if desired.
- Mix the dough according to package instructions using the oil and water set forth above. You may use your stand-type mixer or bread machine on the dough setting. When the dough is mixed, divide it in half.
- Press half of the dough into each pan. ItÕs easier to get a nice, smooth crust and get the dough all the way to the edges of the pans with a pizza roller. Cover with plastic wrap or place in proofing bags for an hour.
- While the dough is relaxing, mix the seasonings with the oil.
- When the dough has relaxed, dimple each pizza with your fingers as shown. The dimples should be a couple of inches apart.
- Drizzle half of the oil and seasoning mixture over each pizza dough. Spread it with a pastry brush.
- Spread half of the tomato sauce over each pizza. On top of the sauce, spread half of the tomato slices on each pizza. Top each pizza with five of the pepper slices.
- Dust each pizza with grated parmesan and sprinkle each with half the mozzarella.
- Bake the pizzas for 15 minutes. The crusts should be a deep, golden brown. Serve hot.
Top right is a sandwich made on focaccia bread. Next is a new potato and onion focaccia. The veggies are placed on the bread before baking. The potatoes are thinly sliced and the bread brushed with olive oil before baking. The next is a tomato focaccia brushed with olive oil and ready to be placed in the oven. In the gallery is a spinach focaccia.
Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, and folic acid), dehydrated onions, sugar, dried herbs, yeast (yeast, monostearate), milk (dry milk solids), salt, garlic, and dough conditioner (added for better baking (wheat flour, dextrose, soy flour, calcium salts, dicetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, soy lecithin, ascorbic acid, L-cysteine monohydrochloride, fungal enzymes, azodicarbonamide, and calcium iodate)). This product contains wheat, soy, and dairy products and may contain traces of eggs, peanuts, or tree nuts.
Make this wonderful flatbread for an appetizer, sandwiches, or a pizza.