Monday, May 3, 2010

Fresh Tomato, Herb, Garlic And Mozzarella Foccacia... The Easy Way

I fell in love with Foccacia many years ago and continue to carry the torch. There are so many ways you can prepare it, making it different every time you have it. The easiest of all ways is to use pre-made refrigerated pizza dough, spreading it out on a prepared cookie sheet.

Here it is:

Tomato, Herb, Garlic And Mozzarella Foccacia:


1 Pillsbury Pizza Dough, divided into two parts

1 fresh tomato, thinly sliced

4 cloves of garlic, pressed

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

salt and pepper, to taste


1. Spread prepared pizza dough out on cookie sheet to desired thickness (we like ours thin).

2. Cook garlic and herbs in olive oil for approximately one minute and remove from heat.

3. Using a pastry/basting brush, brush the garlic, herb, olive oil mixture over the pizza dough.

4. Top with thinly sliced tomatoes, then with grated mozzarella cheese.

5. Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 10 minutes or until done.

6. When pulled out of the oven, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the top and serve.

This is a great side for soup and a variety of other entrees. 

Bon Appetit!