Focaccia Breadsticks

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f you like the taste of a great slice of focaccia bread, you’ll love focaccia sticks.  They’re tasty, cute and perfectly bite-size and they’re also good for dipping.

As you’ll see throughout this post, they’re also super easy to make.

You’ll need 3-1/2-cups of bread flour for this recipe along with 1-1/2 teaspoons of fast acting dried yeast, 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1-1/4 cups of warm water, about 3-tablespoons of olive oil along with optional chopped rosemary, oregano or thyme leaves for topping.

Sift the flour, yeast, salt.  Use a dough hook on an electric mixer to work the dough into the water.

Focaccia dough

Spray a mixing bowl with cooking spray or brush with olive oil.

Place dough in the bowl, cover it with a tea towel and allow to rise in a warm spot for about 90-minutes.

Focaccia dough cover

The dough will nearly double in size during the rising process.

Punch the dough to deflate it, then roll it onto a floured surface.

Cut the dough in half.

Focaccia dough3

Lightly brush two baking sheets with olive oil.

Roll each piece of dough into a rectangle and fit onto the two baking sheets.

Focaccia rolling pin

Cover the sheets with a tea towel and place the sheets in a warm location and allow to rise for about 45-minutes.

Foaccia resting

Meanwhile, chop desired herbs.

I used Rosemary.

herbs

After dough has rested, use your finger to depress the dough to give it that familiar dimpled focaccia presentation.

Brush a light coat of olive oil over the dough and sprinkle with the chopped Rosemary.

Focaccia dimples

Pop into the oven and bake the focaccia for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Focaccia baked

Pull from the oven and allow bread to cool.

Use a pizza wheel to slice the bread into bite-size sticks.

Focaccia strips

Serve focaccia sticks plain for a snack, or with pesto or a side of olive oil for dipping.

 

 

Focaccia sticks graphic

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