Christmas Tree Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Christmas Tree Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Who says all Christmas treats have to be sweet. This fun Christmas Tree Rosemary Focaccia Bread is delicious, festive, and fun to make! I recently made it with the help of my two toddlers.

You can decorate the bread any way you like! I think adding cherry tomatoes would have been super cute but unfortunately my little ones are not fans of them.

How to Make This Bread

Making the Dough

Start by first activating the yeast. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment on combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir gently with a spoon and let sit for 10 minutes or until a light foam is formed.

Add in olive oil, salt, and flour. Turn mixer on low until everything is combined then speed it up to the medium setting. Knead the dough in the mixer for 5 minutes. You want to dough to pop back up when you press on it with your finger. If dough is too sticky add some more flour is small increments. If dough is to try add 1 tsp of water at a time.

Once dough is properly kneaded form dough into a ball with your hands. Grease the mixing bowl with olive oil, add dough back in, and grease the top of the dough ball. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a dish towel. Place somewhere warm to rise for an hour or until dough has doubled in size.

Shaping the Bread

Once dough has risen line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle about 2 tablespoons worth of olive oil on the pan. Add dough to the pan.

Using your hands flatten and shape the dough into an triangle.

Then use a sharp knife to cut out the shape of the tree, cutting out triangles to form the branches. Set discarded dough aside. With the discarded dough form the stem of the tree and the star. I used a cookie cutter to form the star.

Using your finger tips gently press in on the dough to create lots of cavities. Press your fingers to the bottom without breaking threw. You will want to do this a couple of times so the dough has lots of impressions.

Christmas Tree Rosemary Focaccia Bread dough

Cove again with plastic wrap and a dish towel and let it rise again in a warm area.

Baking

After second rise is complete preheat oven to 425 F.

Uncover the bread and drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil.  Coarsely chop up three springs of fresh rosemary. Evenly sprinkle the chopped rosemary and a generous amount of coarse salt on top of the dough.

Christmas Tree Rosemary Focaccia Bread dough

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

After the bread is cooked remove from the oven and drizzle another 2 tbsp of olive oil over the bread. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before eating.

Christmas Tree Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with this Christmas Tree Focaccia Bread!

If you make this bread you can tag me on Instagram @jessiebakestreats and leave me a review below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Christmas Tree Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Jessie M
Christmas Tree Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a rosemary focaccia bread. It is easy to make, tastes amazing, and a festive savoury treat.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rising Time 2 hrs
Servings 1 bread

Ingredients
  

  • 1 & 1/2 C warm water
  • 2 & 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/3 C extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 springs of fresh rosemary
  • coarse salt for sprinkling on top

Instructions
 

Making the Focaccia Dough

  • In the bowl of your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment on combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir gently with a spoon and let sit for 10 minutes or until a light foam is formed.
  • Add in olive oil, salt, and flour. Turn mixer on low until everything is combined then speed it up to the medium setting.
  • Knead the dough in the mixer for 5 minutes. You want to dough to pop back up when you press on it with your finger. If dough is too sticky add some more flour is small increments. If dough is to try add 1 tsp of water at a time.
  • Once dough is properly kneaded form dough into a ball with your hands. Grease the mixing bowl with olive oil, add dough back in, and grease the top of the dough ball.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a dish towel. Place somewhere warm to rise for an hour or until dough has doubled in size.

Shaping the Bread

  • Once dough has risen line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle about 2 tablespoons worth of olive oil on the pan. Add dough to the pan.
  • Using your hands flatten and shape the dough into an triangle.
  • Then use a sharp knife to cut out the shape of the tree, cutting out triangles to form the branches. Set discarded dough aside.
  • With the discarded dough form the stem of the tree and the star. I used a cookie cutter to form the star.
  • Using your finger tips gently press in on the dough to create lots of cavities. Press your fingers to the bottom without breaking threw. You will want to do this a couple of times so the dough has lots of impressions.
  • Cove again with plastic wrap and a dish towel and let it rise again in a warm area.

Baking

  • After second rise is complete preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Uncover the bread and drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  •  Coarsely chop up three springs of fresh rosemary. Evenly sprinkle the chopped rosemary and coarse salt on top of the dough.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • After the bread is cooked remove from the oven and drizzle another 2 tbsp of olive oil over the bread. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before eating.

Notes

This bread is best served the day it is made. You can store it in an airtight container/plastic wrap at room temperature for 3 days.
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