Easy Christmas Focaccia Recipe: Bread That Tastes Like Christmas

If you’re looking for something special to place on the table this holiday season, try this Christmas focaccia recipe that tastes like Christmas dinner in every bite. And it’s easy too!

Every Christmas we have a tradition. That is, to try at least one new recipe to add to our Christmas day. This year it is Christmas Focaccia Bread! This one is was the winner for this year.

If you want something that combines all the taste of Christmas in every bite than this is the recipe for you! Your family will thank you.

Easy Christmas Focaccia Recipe: Bread That Tastes Like Christmas

Full Recipe Below!

Let’s start with the ingredients that are needed for this fast and simple recipe:

  • warm water
  • yeast
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • coconut sugar
  • melted butter (separated)
  • eggs
  • all-purpose flour

Topping ingredients:

  • cranberry sauce (with whole cranberries)
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Fresh thyme
  • Pinch of Himilayan sea salt
  • Celery seed
  • Marjoram
  • Rubbed sage

Now for getting the amazing dough ready! This dough is reminiscent of Christmas dinner rolls and this dough can be made ahead of time and frozen until you need it.

Once the yeast is dissolved and salt has been mixed in thoroughly add in the melted butter, eggs, coconut sugar and 1/2 cup of the flour.

It is time for the standing mixer to work. f you don’t have one use a whisk or mix by hand.

Add in a couple cups of flour at a time as it mixes. A Christmas focaccia recipe like this makes such a simple and impressive side dish to bring to any event.

Dough Tricks:

This will be a sticky dough. This is what you want as you don’t want to have a dry bread base.

Remove the dough and place into a butter coated bowl and also brush the surface of the dough with melted butter as well. Be sure to cover the bowl with plastic wrap for the hour that it is supposed to rise.

Look at that beautiful dough!

This time I wanted to make four smaller focaccia loaves, so I separated the dough into four even pieces. Cast iron is the best way to bake focaccia bread as it gives a nice, even back and a beautiful crust. Don’t have a cast iron skillet? Here’s one of my favorites!

Once the dough is stretched evenly in the baking dish, coat it with more melted butter and cover with plastic wrap again for the next hour. And what is a Christmas focaccia recipe without all of the festive ingredients of the holidays?

It is ready to get poked to create the signature dimpled focaccia look.

Perfect! Now it is ready for all the topping to be added!

Time to bake!

Perfection! Be sure not to leave any empty spaces!

Isn’t it beautiful? The flavors are perfectly balanced which makes it way to easy to eat more than three pieces!

Yield: 24 servings

Easy Christmas Focaccia Bread

Easy Christmas Focaccia Bread

Prep Time
2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Bread Ingredients:
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter (separated)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • Topping ingredients:
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce (with whole cranberries)
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Fresh thyme
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • Celery seed
  • Marjoram
  • Rubbed sage

Instructions

Bread Directions:

Dissolve the yeast and salt in the warm water.

Add in the coconut sugar and one ½ cup of the melted butter along with ½ a cup of flour and the two eggs. Mix well. Start to gradually add in the rest of the flour to
the mixing bowl until completely combined. This dough will be very sticky. Remove
the dough from the mixing bowl and coat with some of the extra butter. Coat the
mixing bowl with some of the extra butter as well. Return the dough to the butter
coated bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 1 hour. This will make 4
small focaccia bread loafs, or 2 mediums loafs depending on the pan you are
using. Once the hour has passed separate the dough into either four or two sections.
And place into butter coated prepared baking dishes. Press the dough evenly into
the pan until the bottom is covered. Be sure that you recoat the dough with
more of the butter. Recover with plastic wrap and let sit for another hour. Once
the last hour of rising is done carefully press your fingers into the dough to create
the familiar focaccia bread look. Now it is time for the toppings!

Topping Directions:

Sprinkled on an amount of each of the toppings generously
and evenly to your preferred taste. I was generous with the herbs for mine and
it tasted AMAZING! Be sure to not leave any dough without the herbs on it.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let
cool till it is warm. Serve and enjoy!

*this dough freezes well, if you want to make it ahead of
time or if you want to save some of the dough for later.*

If heaven was a bread….

I guess I should start with just two and see how it goes.

Time to eat some of this goodness!

Happiness! Make this Christmas focaccia recipe for your friends and family and watch their eyes light up with the simple joy that only good food can bring.

 

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