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A tray of focaccia bread with cheese and parmesan on it.

Focaccia Bread

Birrittella’s Traditional Dough: Focaccia Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 package Traditional Birrittellas Pizza Dough
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil, Divided
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, Sliced Thin
  • 1/4 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan, Divided
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to Season
  • Fresh Parsley to Garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In an 8x8 baking pan, drizzle with half your olive oil.
  • Place your dough right into your pan and drizzle with the rest of your olive oil.
  • Stretch out your dough to fit the pan.
  • Then, using your fingers, dimple around the dough, pressing gently to create texture and bubbles.
  • Add your sliced shallots, garlic, salt, pepper, and half of your grated parmesan cheese.
  • Bake on a lower rack in your oven for 25-30 mins (or until your bread is golden brown on top).
  • Remove and top with more parmesan and fresh parsley. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Keyword Bread, Dough, Focaccia

Important Dough Guidelines

  1. Keep in the fridge for up to 50 days.
    ** Speed up proofing by placing the vacuum-sealed dough in a bowl of hot water. Let it sit for 20 minutes or until the center reaches room temperature. **

  2. Round the dough with flour to prevent sticking, brush with olive oil, put in a bowl, and cover.

  3. Let the dough rise for at least 3.5 hours before using.

  4. Preheat your oven to 475°F or higher, if possible.

    Rounding pizza dough is a crucial step in the pizza-making process.