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Easy Tomato Basil Focaccia Bread

 
 
One serving costs about $0.43

$0.43 per serving

46 people like this recipe

46 likes

This recipe is ready in 80 minutes

Ready in 1 hour and 20 minutes

12 bread mediterranean,european,italian
spoonacular Score:54%

Spoonacular Score: 54%

 

You can never have too many bread recipes, so give Easy Tomato Basil Focaccia Bread a try. This recipe serves 12 and costs 43 cents per serving. One serving contains 292 calories, 4g of protein, and 19g of fat. This recipe is liked by 46 foodies and cooks. If you have sea salt, parmesan cheese, fleischmann's® yeast, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 58%. This score is solid. Try Kids Can Bake: Tomato-Basil Focaccia Bread, One-Hour Sun-dried Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Focaccia Bread, and basil focaccia bread , how to make basil focaccia bread for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
3 cups
3 cups flour
flour
3
3  fresh basil leaves
fresh basil leaves
some
some olive oil
olive oil
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps shredded parmesan cheese
shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps sea salt
sea salt
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp sugar
sugar
1 cup
1 cup water
water
1 packet
1 packet yeast
yeast
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup
cherry tomatoes
4 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsps
extra virgin olive oil
3 cups flour
3 cups
flour
3  fresh basil leaves
3
fresh basil leaves
some olive oil
some
olive oil
3 Tbsps shredded parmesan cheese
3 Tbsps
shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
0.5 tsps sea salt
0.5 tsps
sea salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 cup water
1 cup
water
1 packet yeast
1 packet
yeast

Equipment

measuring cup
measuring cup
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
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microwave
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oven
frying pan
frying pan
measuring cup
measuring cup
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
microwave
microwave
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Your Homebased Mom

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.43
Ingredient
1 C cherry tomatoes
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cups flour
3 fresh basil leaves
some olive oil
3 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
½ teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 packet yeast
Price
$1.33
$0.67
$0.50
$0.05
$2.00
$0.32
$0.01
$0.02
$0.27
$5.16

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

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Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
291 Calories
4g Protein
19g Total Fat
25g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
291
15%

Fat
19g
30%

  Saturated Fat
2g
18%

Carbohydrates
25g
9%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
0.85mg
0%

Sodium
314mg
14%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
4g
8%

Vitamin B1
0.31mg
21%

Vitamin E
2mg
18%

Folate
72µg
18%

Selenium
10µg
16%

Vitamin K
12µg
12%

Manganese
0.23mg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.18mg
11%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Iron
1mg
9%

Phosphorus
49mg
5%

Fiber
1g
4%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

Copper
0.06mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.24mg
2%

Magnesium
9mg
2%

Calcium
22mg
2%

Zinc
0.32mg
2%

Potassium
67mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
2%

Vitamin A
75IU
2%

covered percent of daily need

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