This is a really easy vegan focaccia bread to make using only 4 simple ingredients once you’ve made your homemade dough – roma tomatoes, onions, rosemary and olive oil.
I’ve fallen into the habit of making my homemade bread in my Zojirushi Bread Maker because I was never really good at kneading my dough and having it rise correctly.
With the bread maker, you just put all the ingredients in the machine, turn it on and in a couple of hours have a fresh loaf of bread.
But I made this basic recipe for homemade focaccia bread without my bread maker, so I took a chance. And I’m glad I did because it worked perfectly!
You will need about an hour and a half to two hours to make this recipe from start to finish which includes letting the dough rise.
Because my house and kitchen is very drafty, I let the bread rise in my dehydrator at around 100 degrees and it worked perfectly. I just removed all the trays and put the covered bowl in the center of the empty machine.
I used a roma tomato, onion and rosemary combination but you could get really creative and use whatever toppings you like once you get the basic dough made.
The bread was soft and pillowy. The olive oil made all the difference in the world and made the crust really golden and crispy.
Note #1: I used two 6 inch round cake pans which made the bread very thick and fluffy. If you prefer a thinner focaccia, just use a 9 x 13 baking sheet.
Note #2: I didn’t use a cheese topping in this recipe, but you can add some if you prefer.
Note #3: I made this as a vegan version using vegan cane sugar but if you don’t need it vegan, you can also use honey as the sweetener.