It's incredibly easy to make your own focaccia and well worth it! It tastes amazing right out of the oven. A perfect accompaniment to pasta.
I have made a lowfat version of this bread, and we love it. I use only 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the dough and 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the top. I add 1 minced clove of garlic to the olive oil for the top (in addition to the rosemary), bake the bread for 15 to 16 minutes, and cover the warm bread with a dishtowel once I move it to a wire rack to cool. This makes the top soft, since using less oil dries it out. I serve it for sandwiches made with garlic-roasted veggies, pesto, and freshly grated parmesan. Yum Yum! - 18 Jul 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was my first attempt at making Focaccia and it turned out very well. I didn't proof the yeast the first time and it still rose nicely, but I always proof it first now. This is a very easy recipe to make. I only have a hand mixer and can still pull it off. The batter sticks to the beaters a little bit but I just pull it off-no problem. I dont always use all of the additional 3/4 cup of flour. It depends how the initial batter turns out. I am not a big fan of rosemary so I use italian seasoning, garlic powder and a little kosher salt. Delicious! - 19 Nov 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
The bread has a nice taste, however, it doesn't seem to have the true focaccia consistency. - 18 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)