This is a new favorite in our house. A fresh and flavorful pizza bread that can be made and ready to serve in an hour. Yes, you heard me correctly, 1 hour! And if you’re intimidated by making bread have no fear… Seriously, this recipe is great for beginner bread makers.
Pizza Focaccia Bread
3/4 c. warm water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. yeast
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. pizza sauce
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese
8 slices pepperoni, cut into small pieces
2 dashes of Italian seasoning
Spray a 9” pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, add water, sugar, salt, and yeast. Let sit for a couple minutes. Add oil and flour; mix thoroughly. On a lightly floured surface knead dough for about 1-2 minutes. Place dough in the prepared pie plate and press out. Poke holes in the dough (as shown below).
Top dough with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese (as shown below). Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top.
Cover with a clean dish towel and let rise for 20 minutes; bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.
I like to dip this bread in fresh pizza sauce. It makes a great appetizer, compliments a fresh salad, and can be served with a meal.
Either way, it won’t last long – I guarantee it!