Rustic Focaccia Bread Recipe

Fresh Rustic Focaccia Bread Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.comHot aromatic Rustic Focaccia Bread Recipe, speckled with lemon zest, fresh rosemary, and red onion. These fresh loaves are packed with flavor and great with any meal!

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You can buy decent focaccia at the bakery, but nothing beats homemade bread! Yet, there’s that one little ingredient we so often don’t keep around the house… Patience.

The lesson of bread-making is always, “Good things come to those who wait.” Bread is not difficult to make; especially if you have an electric mixer with a bread hook. It just takes time.

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I like to make bread, as a reminder to myself, when I’m feeling restless in other areas of life. It doesn’t really matter the reason… Kids and family, work, finances. Diligence and good ol’ patience are most always the process and the answer.

You do what you can, with what you’re given. Then? You wait.

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Focaccia provides such a tasty and fragrant reminder that in the end, the reward is worth while. This crusty Rustic Focaccia Bread Recipe has an aroma that can instantly produce a dozen new friends. Holding plates.

And the flavor? Savory and delicate, with a punch of herbs in every bite.

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My Rustic Focaccia Bread Recipe is something I like to make all year long, because it pairs with so many different meals.

The rich taste and decadent texture are definitely worth the wait!

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58 Responses to “Rustic Focaccia Bread Recipe”

  1. Adventures in Domestic Cookingposted June 28, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Agree, nothing like homemade bread!!=) And this looks fantastic.


  2. citronetvanilleposted June 28, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Oh that is a beautiful focaccia! what I love most about baking bread is the smell of the house while the bread is in the oven! Rosemary and onion focaccia a classic one and soooooo good! I never added honey but I can see the nice twist in the flavor! gorgeous!


  3. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted June 28, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Your focaccia looks gorgeous.
    I am always worried it won't come out right at the altitude we live at. I will take your recipe with me and give it a try. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Magdalenaposted June 28, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Yes, yes, yes!


  5. Cherineposted June 28, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Wow what a beautiful focaccia!!


  6. Valposted June 28, 2010 at 6:46 am

    That looks amazing! I'm starting to get really interested in bread-making. The minute I get my electric mixer (couple of weeks) This will be the first bread I try. It looks real easy to make. Probably a good place to begin my bread-making adventures.

    Could you tell me how much is in the packet of active dry yeast you buy? Thanks :-)


  7. penny aka jeroxieposted June 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Love the patterns on the bread. Home made bread is the best!


  8. 12th Man Training Tableposted June 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    That just might be the best looking loaf of bread I've ever seen!


  9. Leighposted June 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Beautiful loaves! Thanks for the inspiration.


  10. Pacheco Pattyposted June 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Your rosemary and red onion focaccia looks beautiful, I love baking bread, homemade is just so good :-)


  11. Chef Dennisposted June 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    that is beautiful focaccia!! I love the idea of using cake pans…what a stroke of genius!
    thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and technique!


  12. Annaposted June 28, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Wow… you made them look sooooo amazing, I love homemade bread. And rosemary and onions are such a good combination.


  13. Rickposted June 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    That looks scrumptious! I don't know why, but I thought of the bread from the Macaroni Grill. This is far more gourmet. Looks delicious!


  14. Kateposted June 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I'm not a bread baker, but you may convert me into one with this recipe. This looks fabulous!


  15. The Housewifeposted June 28, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Gorgeous! I agree with you that there's no better aroma than baking bread and nothing beats homemade bread…. :) I've only tried making foccacia with rosemary on top but I like that you added red onions too.


  16. A SPICY PERSPECTIVEposted June 29, 2010 at 12:09 am


    My yeast packets are approx. 1/4 oz. or 8.75 grams. I use the Hodgson Mill brand.

    Focaccia is a GREAT place to start! also check out my whole grain bread recipe. It's another favorite!


  17. Stellaposted June 29, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Beautiful Sommer! Your photos make me want to make bread right now. But my throbbing head ache says 'NO!'. I've heard focaccia is pretty easy though. I should probably try it…


  18. Belinda @zomppaposted June 29, 2010 at 12:46 am

    You are so artistic! This isn't just foccacia! They are works of art.


  19. Stellaposted June 29, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Oops, I meant to tell you that flax egg is a pretty good egg substitute. In that cookie pie, it was perfect.
    Putting the flax in water overnight draws the endosperm out of the seed, which makes the water like egg white. It's weird but neat…


  20. Ciao Chow Lindaposted June 29, 2010 at 3:11 am

    So beautiful. I love the starbursts of red onion.


  21. howtobakerposted June 29, 2010 at 4:59 am

    A loaf of fresh, homemade bread is one of the happiest things on the planet! I am a true bread nut at heart and love finding other "breadies."


  22. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted June 29, 2010 at 5:40 am

    That must be the prettiest focaccia I have ever seen! I've been itching to make proper yeasted bread for months…..


  23. Magic of Spiceposted June 29, 2010 at 5:52 am

    This is without a doubt the most amazing
    focaccia I have ever seen…Splendid!


  24. Karolinaposted June 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

    My favourite focaccia bread. :) I love the way you placed the onions on the top. Lovely. :)


  25. [email protected]posted June 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Your focaccia looks wonderful! Fresh, homemade bread can't be beat. And I could do with a lesson in patience so I should probably get baking!


  26. Kelly @ Hot Cookin'posted June 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I was just thinking of making focaccia bread today! How fortuitous that I clicked on your site! :) Your focaccia bread looks simply divine. Yum!


  27. Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soulposted June 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    This looks wonderful. Will be baking bread soon…can't wait!


    p.s. Congrats on Lavender win giveaway at Sweet Life.


  28. Lazaro Cooks!posted June 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Wonderful foccacia post. Great photos and clear instruction.



  29. Anonymousposted June 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    That is the prettiest and most delicious-looking foccacia I have ever seen. My goodness…


  30. Devakiposted June 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Dear Sommer – I NEEDED to read your post today. Like an astrological reading these were words I needed to hear. So thank you! :)

    You focaccia leaves me speechless. The artful decorating with the onion and the little pools of olive oil is enough to make me weep.

    Will return for recipe as soon as I am ready to bake some!

    Hugs, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors


  31. Chow and Chatterposted June 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    wow what an amazing foccacia and wonderful blog – Rebecca


  32. Trixposted June 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I totally agree with you. Focaccia is the first bread I ever made and it got me hooked. Yours is gorgeous!


  33. Sanjeeta kkposted June 29, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Beautiful space, came from Meeta's blog. Exciting recipes and good presentation.
    Best wishes.


  34. Big Boys Ovenposted June 30, 2010 at 12:55 am

    wow love foccacia! I just love the tenderness that was given to make this bread, just awesome! :)


  35. PFxposted June 30, 2010 at 8:47 am

    A little coincidence, my friend and I were talking about foccacia today – during surgery. Yeah, we were helping out a few surgery of the children. He said that he loved "those melted cheese on the grill bread". I told him it was foccacia bread with mozzarella, etc etc…

    Fully random topic in the middle of surgery, I know.But now I have a huge craving for those goodies. (Perhaps you could send me a few your lovely foccacia bread?).

    Btw, it's so true for me right now "good things don't always happen when you want them too"… Patience helps…


  36. Sophieposted June 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Waw!! Your foccacio's loo tremendously tasty!!



  37. Maryposted June 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    What a beautiful way to serve foccacia. I shouldn't be surprised. Everything on your blog is gorgeous and the recipes are terrific. They keep me coming back for more. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary


  38. Chocolate Frecklesposted June 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    This recipe looks so lovely!!!


  39. sweetlifeposted June 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    beautiful bread, we love foccaia true bread takes patience I need to practice patience..



  40. Delishhhposted July 1, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Very nice blog. I just came across your blog and love it.


  41. Shirleyposted July 4, 2010 at 2:46 am

    This is so beautiful! The last time focaccia was made in our house there was so much oil, but this one seems to have not too much.


  42. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted February 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I know what I’m making this weekend! I cannot almost smell it now. Beautiful bread and equally beautiful photos. A little wine, a little cheese, goodness!


  43. Jeannieposted July 16, 2011 at 1:50 am

    I love the look of your foccacia…so pretty how you decorate the top with the onions:)


  44. Jillposted September 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    This looks amazing!!! Definitely adding a bookmark! I love making bread, but boy are you right about patience! :( lol


  45. Kimberly at Rubber Chicken Madnessposted September 21, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Gorgeous bread. And it doesn’t seem to be so difficult that I can’t try it and succeed. :)


  46. JeNealposted September 21, 2011 at 8:14 am

    soo yummy…found you via SITS.. super excited to follow u!! your recipes are amazing!!


  47. Leslie, the cleaning coachposted September 21, 2011 at 8:50 am

    What a beautiful site! You may have motivated me to try baking again. I don’t bake … I burn!


  48. Michaelposted September 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I really like your site….very user friendly with the perfect amount of information for us nonbakers to think I could do this.

    Visiting from SITS


  49. Marie Coleposted September 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Yum, I will be right over. ;))))


  50. Mrs. Craftyposted September 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Popped over from SITS .That looks good enough to eat. :)


  51. Michelle Gposted September 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I bet that smells AMAZING cooking in the oven!! I’ve never made homemade bread, because I don’t have a stand mixer…am I still able to make it using a different method? It looks so pretty, too…I love how you arranged the onion slices. :)


    • Abigail Z — May 23rd, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

      I use to have that same problem, if you don’t have a standup mixer hope you have strong arms and start kneading.


  52. The Lucky Wifeposted September 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    That looks and sounds delicious! I’d love to start making my own bread. Hope you had a wonderful SITS day! (I’m a little late….) :)


  53. Heatherposted October 6, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Oh my, this looks delish!


  54. Emily @ Life on Foodposted June 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

    This bread looks so flavorful. I always love homemade bread. I just need to plan ahead. Set a day and do it, otherwise I get frustrated trying to fit it in to a busy day.


  55. Ginaposted June 15, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Delicious, make the focaccia yesterday, it was easy and delicious. I did sprinkle a bit of flaky sea salt on top of each before baking. Thanks for the recipe.


  56. Catherineposted June 16, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Has anybody tried to make this bread with whole wheat flour?


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