Artichoke Focaccia with Rosemary is easy to make and will rival any focaccia from an Italian bakery!
Yes, it's still spring! I know with Memorial Day, we had the "unofficial" start of summer, but summer really doesn't start until almost mid-to-late June. We've got a few more weeks to go, so let's continue to celebrate spring! After all, it snowed in some part of the country just last week!
Actually, this Artichoke Focaccia with Rosemary is great anytime!
Truth be told, I'm not a big bread baker. However, focaccia is one of my favorite things to make! It's similar to a nice, "poofy" pizza crust and I LOVE to make pizza crust!
How to make Artichoke Focaccia with Rosemary:
- Combine flour, yeast, olive oil and salt in a bowl.
- Knead until the dough is soft and springs back to the touch.
- Place in an oiled bowl to rise....
- Let it rise, baby. Let it rise like an Easter morning!
- Cut the dough into four even pieces then roll into small circles of dough.
- Combine artichoke hearts with fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil and salt.
- Sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese over the dough along with making a few indentations for the olive oil and seasonings to fall into.
- Spread the artichoke combination over the circles of dough and gently press it in. You want to press it in slightly because when it bakes, the focaccia really comes to life and pushes the artichoke heart combination up and out.
- Let the dough rest again so that it rises back up.
- Baby! Artichoke Focaccia with Rosemary for the win!
- Sprinkle some great coarse sea salt over the focaccia and serve with an amazing fruity olive oil or other flavored olive oil blend! Mwaaaahhh!
And with that, let's get this progressive dinner party rolling!
For more great recipes that feature artichokes, be sure to try my:
- Lemon Parmesan Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms
- Spinach Artichoke Dip with Fresh Jalapeno
- Oven-Roasted Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Butter
- Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms
Artichoke Focaccia with Rosemary
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 3 cups all-purpose flour - divided
- 1 cup warm water
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil - divided
- 1 package fast-acting yeast - (also called rapid-rise)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt - plus more as needed
- 1 bag (12-ounce) frozen artichoke hearts - thawed and patted dry of excess moisture
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Coarse sea salt
- Good extra-virgin olive oil for dipping
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle the cornmeal over the parchment paper and set aside.
- Place 2 ½ cups flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a well.
- Pour water and 2 tablespoons oil into well. Sprinkle yeast and salt over the water.
- Stir dough together with a spoon. (Dough will be ragged.)
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Add ¼ cup flour.
- Knead dough for 6-8 minutes, adding very small amounts of flour as needed or until dough is smooth, soft and springs back from the touch.
- Drizzle a small amount of olive oil into the mixing bowl and place dough in bowl. Turn dough so that it's covered with oil.
- Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise for 60-90 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Meanwhile, prepare artichoke combination: Combine artichoke hearts, rosemary, garlic, 3 tablespoons olive oil and salt to taste in a bowl. Set aside.
- When the dough has doubled in size, cut the dough into four even pieces.
- On a floured surface, roll each piece into a 6 to 7-inch circle and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Create a few "dimples" with your finger.
- Sprinkle each circle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
- Place even amounts of the artichoke combination on each of the circles, gently pressing it into the dough.
- Cover with the towel and let rise again another 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Serve, dipped in good extra-virgin olive oil or other seasoned olive oil.
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Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer says
Oh these looks divine! I find making homemade bread just so relaxing and therapeutic! I’m loving the blend of herbs with artichokes in this recipe! These would be awesome on a charcuterie board!
Hi, Lori, Thanks so much! Breadmaking really is relaxing and therapeutic! I really should do it more often because I always enjoy it. Thanks again!
Laura @motherwouldknow says
Focaccia is one of my favorite types of bread. You won't mind if I eat all 4 loaves myself, will you :)? If necessary I'll share, but only with one other person, because I'm going to nibble on this bread (with a glass of wine by my side), until there isn't a crumb left.
Hi, Laura, Thanks so much! That's how we enjoyed them!
Coleen @ The Redhead Baker says
I love focaccia! I usually make it with just rosemary, or sometimes with tomato slices, but artichokes sound delicious, too!
Thanks, Coleen! I love it with tomato slices, too. There are so many different ways to make it! Thanks again!
Sarah Walker Caron says
This looks incredible. I love artichoke hearts (and especially love them with rosemary and parmesan). Cannot wait to try this. Tempted to make it tonight.
Thanks, Sarah! This recipe is easy enough to do at night especially when using the quick-rise yeast. Thanks again and hope you enjoy!
Tamara Andersen says
What a glorious focaccia! I am with you on the making of breads - I rarely make bread except for pizza and an occasional focaccia. This is one I must remember to make! BTW, your photos are stunning!
Thanks, Tamara! It's super easy and a great go-to bread!
What a beautiful and elegant focaccia! It sounds so tasty!
Barb | Creative Culinary says
I remember the first time I had focaccia bread at a restaurant; I was online as soon as I got home sourcing a recipe...I have ALWAYS loved it!
I use artichoke hearts for my favorite pizza and love rosemary so for me, this is pretty perfect, wish I had a round (or two!) now.
Thank you, Barb! I know, focaccia is simply the best!
Wow - you have me believing I can do this! I've always wanted to make focaccia. Thanks for a great recipe and even better instructions.
Thank you, Beth! It's super easy especially for a non-baker. I don't bake very much but it works every time!
I love focaccia and this version looks outstanding! I love the flavors and textures - fantastic idea and guidance to help everyone make their own!
Thank you, Jane! It's super easy for anyone to make!
Salty and Delicious ! Love the idea of an artichoke focaccia. It's the perfect thing to start any party!
Exactly! Then add flavored olive oil to dip it in and it's really over the top!
Your focaccia looks so soft and tender! I can never pass up any dish that includes artichoke hearts---love your topping combo!