Cranberry Rosemary Focaccia Bread

December 26, 2019
Whenever I attend a holiday event hosted by someone else, I like to bring some sort of baked good as a gift for the host. Something I have found that everyone seems to share a universal love for is bread. Making bread from scratch is super simple and only requires a few, naturally vegan ingredients. Once you make the basic bread recipe you can add whatever herbs and toppings you would like. I combined the winter flavors of cranberries and rosemary to make this hearty focaccia loaf. This bread is moist and airy with a golden, crusty outside. I used fresh cranberries in my recipe but you could also use dried or frozen and yield similar results. This bread is delicious eaten on its own or it could be served alongside a salad or a soup.
Vegan Focaccia Recipe

Cranberry Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Recipe Type: Appetizers
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  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries, sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries, sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
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Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Add the water and the sugar to a bowl and stir to dissolve. Add the yeast and stir in. Let sit for about 5 minutes, until there is a layer of bubbles on the surface of the water mixture.
3. Add in 2 tbsp of the oil and stir in.
4. Add the flour and the salt and mix until a ball of dough forms.
5. Flour your working surface and roll out a ball of dough.
6. Spray a cast iron skillet or whatever you are baking this in with a little oil. Place the ball of dough in the skillet and flatten it to reach the sides.
7. Place a washcloth damp with hot water over the skillet and let the dough rise for 20 minutes.
8. Use your fingertips to push holes into the bread dough.
9. Drizzle the other 2 tbsp olive oil over the dough and then add the sliced cranberries, rosemary, and sea salt to taste.
10. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

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Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.

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