The good thing about this Focaccia is that you can customize it to your families likes. I thought that I would really love nuts in this too but hubby doesn’t like nuts so maybe next time ...
I was watching another one of my favorite cooking shows again, they made a delicious sweet fruit and nut Focaccia bread. Well my mind got to working and I really loved the idea but I also knew my family would not go for the fruit and nut version. I really had to think what my family would like and this Sweet Breakfast Focaccia was created.
Focaccia is a bread that is very rustic and pretty simple to make. There are really no special tools needed other than your hands to make Focaccia.
I started with one loaf of Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough thawed until it was completely thawed but still cold. I knew I wanted to have sweetness in the bread but I didn't want to really work it into the frozen bread dough so I added cinnamon sugar and mini chocolate chips in layers. This worked out well.
Using my hands, I pressed the dough out into a large rectangle and sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar then folding it in half I pressed and worked the dough into another large rectangle.
The second fold I put mini chocolate chips on the dough and then pressed and worked the dough out into that large rectangle. Both layers were repeated.
I let the Focaccia rest for about 20-30 minutes. I used my fingers again to push divots into the dough then I sprinkled more cinnamon sugar and mini chocolate chips on top.
Into the oven, it went for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. It came out beautiful!
I toyed with the idea of a simple glaze on top and it won out! I made a simple glaze which made this Sweet Breakfast Focaccia even better!!
The good thing about this Focaccia is that you can customize it to your families likes. I thought that I would really love nuts in this too but hubby doesn’t like nuts so maybe next time I will make this with nuts! But go crazy have fun with this. Even better let your kids make this super easy bread! They will love it!
Sweet Breakfast FocacciaServings: 12 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 15 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20 min
Sweet Breakfast Focaccia Print
1 Loaf Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough thawed but still cold
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
In a small bowl mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tsp. cinnamon, set aside. Allow bread to thaw until just thawed but still cold. Using your hands gently press the dough in a large rectangle. Sprinkle with about 2 Tbsp. of cinnamon sugar and fold in half and press together until double in size. Sprinkle about 2 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips on half of dough rectangle and fold in half again, press dough until double in size again. Repeat layers once again with cinnamon sugar and mini chocolate chips. Sprinkle cookie sheet with olive oil and spread over the pan with fingers until coated. Place focaccia on pan and allow to rest about 20-30 mins. Press dough one more time to make divots on top, sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar and chocolate chips. Bake in preheated oven at 350-degree oven for 20 mins our until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
While the focaccia is cooling, mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. When focaccia is completely cooled drizzle with glaze. Cut into about 8-10 slices. Serve and enjoy!