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Sweet Onion and Red Pepper Focaccia

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This sweet onion and red pepper focaccia is excellent! The dough is slightly sweet and it rises beautifully. It is a total winner in my book!!!    

Sweet Onion and Red Pepper Focaccia Recipe

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2010. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards, new photos, and additional recipe information. But, getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.

Thank you for visiting me here in my Kudos Kitchen. This recipe for Sweet Onion and Red Pepper Focaccia is a good one and one you’ll want to make in your own kitchen.

That said, this recipe post is in desperate need of an update with new photos along with a recipe and nutrition card. It’s on my list of things to do, and I’ll get to it ASAP. Since I have hundreds of recipes on my site, this may take a little time!

In the meantime, please enjoy it (such as it is). It truly is a delicious main course or side dish, and I know it’s one you’ll especially enjoy!

  • 3+1/2 to 4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 T. fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1+1/2 T. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 T. garlic powder
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt

 In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and herbs.

  • 3/4 C. water
  • 3/4 C. chicken broth or stock
  • 1/4 C. butter
  • 2 t. dried minced onion

In a small saucepan, heat the water, chicken broth, butter and minced onion to 120-130 degrees. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour). When the dough has fully risen, punch dough down and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes.

  • 3 medium sweet onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt, and pepper to taste
  • 1 T. olive oil

Meanwhile, saute onions in oil and allow to caramelize to a deep golden color. Add garlic at the end of the saute process to prevent overcooking the garlic. Cool slightly.

  • 2 t. olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 T. Parmesan cheese
  • 6 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 T. cornmeal

 Sprinkle cornmeal on a pizza stone and shape the dough into a 12-inch circle on the stone. Dimple the dough with your fingertips and drizzle with olive oil. Top with the onion mixture, red pepper chunks and the cheeses pressing down slightly. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.

This focaccia is perfect on its own or as a side dish to a soup or chili! You’ll find it fast becomes a family favorite! Enjoy and eat up!!!

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Monday 2nd of August 2010

Wow. That sounds amazing. I must try it!~~

Manu Miranda

Thursday 29th of July 2010

Hmmmm...I love Foccacia! Gotta try this one ;)