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TEAM ZOELLA JUNE 7, 2021

15 Ways to Focaccia this Summer

The airy oven-baked Italian loaf is the pinnacle of summer carbs - fuss-free, delicious when served warm alongside a chicken salad or as the foundation of a sandwich itself and easy to tailor to your tastebuds. In other words, everyone needs a focaccia bosom for a pillow.

Listen, there’s bread and then there’s focaccia. The famous bread that TikTok built in peak lockdown, kind of.

The airy oven-baked Italian loaf is the pinnacle of summer carbs – fuss-free, delicious when served warm alongside a chicken salad or as the foundation of a sandwich itself and easy to tailor to your tastebuds. In other words, everyone needs a focaccia bosom for a pillow.

It’s shockingly simple to make from scratch with plenty of tasty toppings to try from your classic failsafe rosemary and sea salt combo to balsamic onion and thyme and mixed olives and gorgonzola. Ready to dimple ya dough (it’s better than slime ASMR) and play your bread like a piano? Of course you are. Here are 15 ways to focaccia this summer…

1. Three Cheese Focaccia

Because one cheese is never enough, get thrice the joy with this gorgonzola, mozzarella and parmesan triple threat.

Get the recipe from Tasty here!

2. Asparagus, Lemon & Feta Focaccia

Simple, seasonal and perfect for sharing (if you have to) this fresh take on focaccia makes for the perfect dish to celebrate outdoor season with your nearest and dearest. Drizzle with honey and tuck in. Anyone else feel like singing Martine McCutcheon?

Get the recipe from Sugar Loves Spices here!

3. Goat Cheese, Pistachio & Rosemary Focaccia

No-knead dense and chewy focaccia dough crowned with tangy goat cheese, salty pistachios and earthy rosemary. Sublime.

Get the recipe from No Spoon Necessary here!

4. Garden Focaccia

Forget beer gardens, bread gardens are where it’s at this summer. For any creative types looking to impress guests with an edible masterpiece, feast your eyes on this Vincent Van Dough recipe. Turns out feathery parsley, toms, bell peppers and onions can make for wonderful bread bouquets.

Get the recipe from Sugar Geek Show here!

5. Pesto, Garlic & Olive Focaccia

We will not tolerate olive slander round here, at least not until you’ve given this recipe a good go.

Get the recipe from Goot to Know here!

6. Sundried Tomato, Artichoke & Parmesan Focaccia

Smells a lot like quitting your job and opening a focaccia stand. You’ll see.

Get the recipe from Good Things Baking here!

7. Garlicky Potato “Potaccia”

Hands up if you’ve ever felt personally victimised by #Breadtok. Just when we thought yeast had peaked, this iconic crunchy potaccia came along. Just use garlic-infused oil to enhance the bread’s flavour and make sure you bake your potato slices for 10-15 minutes beforehand for extra crunch.

Get the recipe from @tomatoesinsummer here!

8. Sweet Focaccia with Figs, Plums & Hazelnuts

For something a little sweeter, try this caramelised plums, figs and hazelnuts iteration.

Get the recipe from the NY Times here!

9. Blood orange, Honey & Rosemary Focaccia

As classic focaccia toppings go, this recipe is as rebellious as they come. The herb ‘n’ fruit ship is unexpected but we’re on board with forward thinking.

Get the recipe from In The Mood For Food here!

10. Strawberry Focaccia with Maple Syrup Glaze

Focaccia but make it fruity. And cottagecore.

Get the recipe from The Flavours of Kitchen here!

11. Peach & Thyme Focaccia

Nothing says summer like baked peaches. Serve warm alongside a generous bowl of olive oil, balsamic vinegar sprinkled with salt and pepper for dipping for the perfect sweet and salty garden snack.

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil here!

12. Caramelised Sweet Potato Focaccia

Grated Gouda, toasted walnuts and caramelised sweet potato. We are deceased.

Get the recipe from Martha Stewart here!

13. Onion and Leek Focaccia

This is landscape gardening done right. Add caramelised onion into the dough and top with woodsy chives, leeks and rosemary for an unforgettable bake.

Get the recipe from Martha Stewart here!

14. Apple & Cinnamon Focaccia

Forever a winning dessert combo, apple and cinnamon make for a comforting non-traditional take on this savoury Italian favourite. Here. For. It.

Get the recipe from The Crazy Kitchen here!

15. Potato, Beetroot & Thyme Focaccia

This bloody lovely loaf deserves to come along to your next picnic. A healthy dollop of chutney comes highly recommended.

Get the recipe from Delicious Magazine here!

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