Herb and Tomato Foccacia Pizza Bread

When the world doesn't give you time to eat, here's a quick fix that you can make at home. This Herb and Tomato Foccacia Pizza Bread came from StyleSweetCa's recipe list. Its a perfect dish for those on the go since you can make it at home for the weekend, store in the fridge and bring it easily with you during the weekdays.

1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon honey
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
8-10 cherry tomatoes
2 roma tomatoes, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon rosemary
6 leaves fresh basil, torn

  1. Place yeast, water, and honey in a medium-large bowl. Combine and let rest for 10 minutes or until yeast begins to fizz
  2. Add in the all purpose flour, 1/4 cup oil, and 1 teaspoon salt. Turn out on a clean work surface and knead until smooth (about 5-8 minutes).
  3. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap.
  4. Let rise until it doubles in size (about 1 hour)
  5. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  6. Using your fingers, press dough into a well-oiled 1/4 sheet pan. Poke the dough with finger tips.
  7. Place tomato slices on top and "snuggle" in the whole cherry tomatoes into the dough.
  8. Let rest about 20 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, slightly caramelize the onion and garlic with about 2 tablespoon of oil. Be sure not to overcook or slice the onions or garlic too small, or they may burn while baking.
  10. Top the dough with the onions, garlic, rosemary, remaining salt, and drizzle with remaining olive oil (about 2 tablespoons).
  11. Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
  12. Remove once bread is golden and the cherry tomatoes "pop."
  13. Top with fresh torn basil leaves.
Posted by Diane Araga, on September 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM