Fast Focaccia

Make a fast focaccia with your favorite ingredients. Then serve it up with soup for a quick and hearty meal.

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Want a quick and easy bread? Try this. I always love having a really flavorful, but pretty bread at my holiday table, and I've got a really easy way for you to do same. All I've started with is a loaf of frozen bread dough, and I've had that in my refrigerator so that it froze. And that takes you know, that takes a good 6 to 8 hours. The package gives you the full direction there. And you can use white or wheat, whichever one you prefer. And now, I'm just going to put that on a baking sheet. And before I start, I should spray it with a little of nonstick cooking spray. And then, all I'm gonna do is simply kind of pressed it out, work with it with my fingers until it's about 8 to 9 inches in diameter. And really, this doesn't matter if you make it a perfect circle, actually if it's not totally perfect, it's kind of nice to give it a real rustic feel. So, once you've gotten it kind of pressed out into your shape, you wanna let it stand for about 20 minutes just so that it warms up a little bit since it's been in your fridge. Now that's gonna make it a little bit easier to work with. Now really, for the toppings you can pick whatever you want, whatever flavors will go well with your meal, whatever things you think will look pretty. Today, what I'm gonna do are some tomato slices, Parmesan cheese because I think that's always a classic combination, and if you wanna add some, you know, fresh herbs to that, you can do that as well. I'm just gonna layer on my tomato slices, and I just like to do a single layer so that they don't get so juicy on top of the bread. Now, another great flavor would be to use some cooked bacon, crumbled up, and some blue cheese. That would be a really yummy addition to any holiday meal, or I've got some cooked red onions and some olives, which would also be really fabulous. Kind of depends what you're serving. I think this is a great bread to serve, you know, if you're doing soup for your main dish, or something a little bit lighter because these breads gonna add a lot of good, hearty flavor to your meal. So once you've got the toppings on, you just wanna pop that to a 350 degree oven, and you know, it takes about 20, 25 minutes to bake, and then it's done when it's nicely golden brown. You could make this as a gift or take it to your next holiday gathering. Either way, it makes a great addition to any meal.