A typical focaccia recipe is just a flat bread that can be served plain or with additional toppings.
It is usually baked in a square form, and can be sliced in half to make a wonderful alternative to regular sandwich bread!
Around my house, we keep a good supply of pizza dough, because if we want pizza or focaccia, we're always good to go.
Focaccia is just pizza dough without the toppings.
Focaccia goes with salads, dinner, or can be used for sandwiches.
Brush a large square baking pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil or cooking spray. After you have punched the dough down, knead it for 3-4 minutes (this step is not necessary for store-bought dough).
Place the dough in the pan and press down into an even layer about 1 inch thick using your fingers. Cover the dough with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Before baking, use your index and middle fingers to press rows of indentations across the surface of the dough.
Brush the dough with olive oil, and sprinkle with the salt. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat.
Cut into wedges and serve as a side dish, or slice squares in half width-wise and create a tasty Mediterranean inspired sandwich for your guests!