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Tuscany Tomato and Herb Focaccia Bread Mix

SKU: B02-1
$5.79

Bring a Taste of Italy to Your Kitchen!

Try our Tuscany Tomato Focaccia Bread Mix! This delicious mix makes a large 15-inch bread that's perfect for any occasion. The Italian spice and herb packet included in the mix will give your bread a truly authentic taste. You can make it on a 11x15-inch baking sheet or 14 or 15-inch pizza pan, making it easy and fast to prepare. The bread only requires a single rise before baking and takes just 15 minutes to cook. The yeast packet is also included, making it easy to get your bread rising in no time. The bread is flavored with tomato flakes and other spices, making it deliciously authentic and perfect for dipping or loading up with your favorite toppings. Try it today and taste the difference!

  • Makes a large 15-inch bread
  • Includes Italian herb packet
  • Can be made on a 11x15-inch baking sheet or 14 or 15-inch pizza pan
  • Easy and fast, with a single rise and 15-minute baking time
  • Yeast packet included

Prepare

  1. Carefully measure 1 1/4 cups of lukewarm (110°F) water. The water should be slightly warmer than body temperature when you immerse your finger in it.
  2. Grease the baking sheet well and sprinkle with corn meal (not included).
  3. Mix the herbs from one packet into 1/3 cup olive oil (mix enough to dissolve salt in herb packet) and set aside.

Mix

  1. Stir the mix to redistribute ingredients after shipping. Place about one half of the bread mix in the mixer bowl. Add the yeast, pour in the water, and mix with a dough hook for 30 seconds or until the yeast is dissolved and the ingredients begin to combine.
  2. Add two tablespoons olive oil and the rest of the mix and continue mixing at a medium speed for four minutes. (It is important that the dough be mixed for at least four minutes to develop the gluten.) The mix is precisely designed for this amount of water. Water absorption may vary depending on environmental conditions. If you feel that the dough is too moist, add one or two tablespoons of additional flour. Once the dough is mixed, scrape the dough onto the prepared pan.

Form

  1. Lightly grease your hands and press the dough flat into the pan. The dough amount is designed for a 15-inch pizza pan or two 10-inch pans.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside (in a warm place) to rise until it has doubled.

Bake

  1. While the bread is still rising, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Just before baking, use your fingers to press dimples in the dough in two-inch intervals then stir the olive oil and herb mixture and drizzle it onto the bread.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the bread is a rich golden brown.
  4. Remove the bread from the oven and slide the bread off the pan to cool on a wire rack.

Optional preparation: For a denser, chewier focaccia, use your knuckles, instead of just a finger, to press larger indentations in the dough. The olive oil will settle into these larger indentations and create a more moist, chewy bread.

For pizza toppings: Experiment with other toppings. To make a meal out of your focaccia, dress it up like a pizza. Spread it with spaghetti or pizza sauce. Add the packaged herb topping for authentic flavors. If you like, press fresh greens such as arugula, spinach, or dandelion around the perimeter to create an attractive border for other toppings. Add mozzarella or another cheese, red and yellow peppers, cooked and quartered new potatoes,

Prepare

  1. Carefully measure 1 1/4 cups of lukewarm (110¡F) water. The water should be slightly warmer than body temperature when you immerse your finger in it.
  2. Grease the baking sheet well and sprinkle with corn meal (not included).
  3. Mix the herbs from one packet into 1/3 cup olive oil (mix enough to dissolve salt in herb packet) and set aside.

Mix

  1. Stir the mix to redistribute ingredients after shipping. Place about one half of the bread mix in the mixer bowl. Add the yeast, pour in the water, and mix with a dough hook for 30 seconds or until the yeast is dissolved and the ingredients begin to combine.
  2. Add two tablespoons olive oil and the rest of the mix and continue mixing at a medium speed for four minutes. (It is important that the dough be mixed for at least four minutes to develop the gluten.) The mix is precisely designed for this amount of water. Water absorption may vary depending on environmental conditions. If you feel that the dough is too moist, add one or two tablespoons of additional flour. Once the dough is mixed, scrape the dough onto the prepared pan.

Form

  1. Lightly grease your hands and press the dough flat into the pan. The dough amount is designed for a 15-inch pizza pan or two 10-inch pans.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside (in a warm place) to rise until it has doubled.

Bake

  1. While the bread is still rising, preheat the oven to 400¡F.
  2. Just before baking, use your fingers to press dimples in the dough in two-inch intervals then stir the olive oil and herb mixture and drizzle it onto the bread.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the bread is a rich golden brown.
  4. Remove the bread from the oven and slide the bread off the pan to cool on a wire rack.

Optional preparation: For a denser, chewier foccacia, use your knuckles, instead of just a finger, to press larger indentations in the dough. The olive oil will settle into these larger indentations and create a more moist, chewy bread.

For pizza toppings: Experiment with other toppings. To make a meal out of your foccacia, dress it up like a pizza. Spread it with spaghetti or pizza sauce. Add the packaged herb topping for authentic flavors. If you like, press fresh greens such as arugula, spinach, or dandelion around the perimeter to create an attractive border for other toppings. Add mozzarella or another cheese, red and yellow peppers, cooked and quartered new potatoes, sautŽed onions, tomato slices, roasted garlic, kalamata or green olives, anchovies, or cooked but not-too-crisp bacon. Press the toppings into the dough for a chewier crust but let the bread rest for ten minutes after adding these ingredients and prior to baking.

For bread sticks: Turn the dough out onto a greased countertop. Roll the dough until 3/8-inch thick. With a sharp knife, slice the dough into 3/4 inch wide strips for crisp breadsticks and 1 1/2 inch wide strips for chewier breadsticks. Place on a prepared pan, cover, and let rise for about 40 minutes. Brush with the herb and oil mixture. Bake at 400¡F for 13 to 15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Serve as appetizers or as an easy after school snack with olive oil, spaghetti, or marinara sauce for dipping.

Storing your focaccia: Unused focaccia should be stored in plastic at room temperature unless moist additional toppings have been added, in which case the focaccia should be frozen or refrigerated. Focaccia can be frozen either sliced or whole. If sliced, individual slices can be removed as needed. After thawing, the bread can be rewarmed by placing it in a 350¡F oven for eight to ten minutes. After rewarming, the bread should be used within a day.

Directions for Hand Mixing: Follow the directions, combining the bread mix and all but 1/4 cup of the liquid by hand with a spatula. When the dough becomes too heavy to mix with a spatula, instead of adding more water, grease your hands with shortening along with a 15-inch area on a clean counter. Scrape the dough onto the counter. Knead the dough by pressing the heel of your hand into the dough, turning the dough, and then pressing again until the mix is absorbed into the dough. Add more water as necessary until the dough is as moist as you can handle. Continue kneading for eight to ten minutes adding more shortening to your hands and counter as needed. If the dough becomes too sticky to work, even with greased hands, add flour (not included) one tablespoon at time, kneading between additions. Do not add more than is necessary - softer dough will rise more readily and have a better structure. When the dough is smooth and elastic, it is ready for the pan. Follow the remaining directions.

Customer Reviews

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Shad Milford
Bread used many times

Excellent as always. Bring back knobby cinnamon apple!!

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J.S.
OMG!

I had company stop over for brunch. I made grilled cheese finger sndwiches made with the Tuscany tomato bread, Dill relish and mozzarella cheese. Now I'm A God. My guests all thought they died and went to heaven.
Next up is pizza dough with sliced feta cheese stuffed olives

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Michael Ellis
I'm now addicted to their herb Focaccia bread!

I've never made Focaccia bread before, so I was a little unsure as to how well it would come out. But after making some using Prepared Pantries Herb Focaccia mix I found it not only incredibly easy, but the final results were excellent. So as the title says, I've now become addicted to their Focaccia bread and will be making another loaf this weekend.

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Jean Minarik

I love this mix. Easy to make and delicious!! Everything you need in one package. Just ordered more.

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John Wright
Like the Bread....thanks

We have had this bread before and really like it a and ordered it again but have not made it yet.