Beginner's Three Cheese Focaccia, SO EASY! My first homemade bread! | The Cookie Rookie

Beginner's Three Cheese Focaccia

Course: Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Such an easy and delicious homemade bread that anyone can make! 
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  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • sea salt plus more cheese for garnish


  • Combine flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir until blended.
  • Combine water and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not scalding hot to the touch (120° to 130°F).
  • Add water mixture to flour mixture. Stir with a large wooden spoon until well mixed. A dough will form.
  • Spread into greased 13 x 9-inch pan . The dough might not completely go to corners, but it will once it rises.
  • Cover with thin kitchen towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes .
  • Using your lightly oiled finger, gently poke holes about every inch in the dough going nearly to the bottom of the dough. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle top with more cheese, sea salt, and Italian herbs.
  • Let rise, uncovered, an additional 15 minutes while oven preheats to 375°F.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Cut and serve with extra oil for dipping if you'd like.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 0.8mg