Fluffy and absolutely delicious, this cheesy focaccia is my favorite. It’s very easy to make and you can serve it as an appetizer or as a snack, but you can also serve it as table bread.
The dough I used to prepare this cheesy focaccia is a regular focaccia dough. I just added some cheese. You can use your favorite cheese or different types of cheese. You can also use leftovers from the fridge. We always can find in the fridge small pieces of cheese that nobody wants to eat. Use them to prepare a delicious cheesy focaccia bread.
I used a 25/35 cm (9.84/13.77 in) baking tray.
– 450 gr (3 and 1/2 cups) flour
– 250 ml (1 cup and 1 tablespoon) lukewarm water
– 7 gr (2 1/2 teaspoons) dried yeast
– 1 teaspoon sugar
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 30 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
– 200 gr (7.05 oz) cheese, diced
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Use a bowl to mix together flour and dried yeast. Set aside.
Place in a large bowl 250 ml (1 cup and 1 tablespoon) lukewarm water, 30 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon salt.
Add the flour, gradually, stirring with a wooden spoon. When the dough becomes too thick to stir, start kneading. Knead until the whole flour is incorporated.
Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
Place the bowl in a warm place and let it rise for 45 minutes – 1 hour (or until double in size).
Place the risen dough onto the lightly oiled working surface. Flatten the dough with your hands. Place 1/3 of cheese on top of the dough. Lift the edges of the dough over the cheese and knead until the cheese is well incorporated.
Repeat with the rest of the cheese.
Place the dough into a lightly oiled non stick baking tray and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Poke the dough with your fingers until touching the tray, making little holes.
Let the dough rest for another 15 minutes.
Brush with olive oil and sprinkle dried oregano over the dough.
Place cheesy focaccia into the preheated oven. Bake at 200ºC (392ºF) for 20 minutes (or until golden brown).
Allow to cool and serve.