Easy Foccacia, Sicilian Foccacia & Foccacia Sandwich

This recipe is incredibly easy to make (using premade pizza dough), and delicious. It can be used as the basis for Sicilian Focaccia (like Sicilian Pizza), or as the bread for a delicious Focaccia Sandwich.

EASY FOCACCIA
Ingredients:
2 Recipes Pizza Dough (either homemade or premade)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Dried Italian Seasoning

Directions:
Spray a large 12” round pan (2” deep) with nonstick cooking spray.

1

Place two recipes of pizza dough in the pan. (1 ½ recipes works well too)

2

Let the dough rise for about ½ hour, then push the dough down to cover the bottom of the pan. Press the dough down with your fingers so the dough becomes dimpled. Let the dough rise for approx. 1 hour and press again.

3

When ready, sprinkle extra virgin olive oil on top of the risen dough. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and dried Italian herbs to cover the top.

4 and 6

Place in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for approx. 30-40 minutes, until the dough is golden brown. Remove from the pan and place on a dry surface to ensure that the moisture on the bottom of the focaccia is absorbed.

5

Cut and enjoy the cooked focaccia, or use as the basis for a focaccia sandwich (below).

SICILIAN FOCACCIA
Ingredients:
2 Recipes Pizza Dough (either homemade or premade)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Dried Italian Seasoning
1 ½ Cups Medium Provolone, Shredded
2 Cups Crushed Tomatoes

Directions:
Use the directions above to this point.

4 and 6

Once the extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and dried herbs are drizzled on top of the risen dough, layer approx. 1 cup of crushed tomatoes on top of the dough.

7

Place in a preheated 350 degree oven, and cook for approx. 30-40 minutes, until cooked through and golden brown.

8

After removing from the oven, top with the shredded provolone and dollop with additional crushed tomatoes. Return to the 350 degree oven and bake for approx. 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

9

Remove from the pan and place on a dry surface to ensure that any moisture on the bottom of the focaccia is absorbed.

10

Slice and enjoy!

FOCACCIA SANDWICH
Ingredients:
2 Recipes Pizza Dough (either homemade or premade)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Dried Italian Seasoning
Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Soppressata, Provolone, Roasted Peppers

Directions:
Using the cooked focaccia, slice in half, horizontally. Place the sandwich on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. (Note – this sandwich can be cooked on a panini press instead of oven baked).

11

Layer the bottom half of the focaccia with fresh mozzarella and sliced thin prosciutto.

12

Continue to layer with sliced soppressata.

13

Layer with sliced provolone.

14

Cover with the top half of the focaccia. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for approx. 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

15

Remove from the oven and slice. Serve with roasted peppers or sliced tomatoes, if desired.

16

ENJOY!!

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