Garden focaccia!! Such a fun and delicious project to do with your kids, or just something beautiful and delicious to serve for any time of the day! This would also be a fun thing to make for MOM for Mother’s Day!
Ever since last year, I’ve been making this pizza dough, which to me, is very similar to a focaccia. Yes, I am still talking about the Food 52 and King Arthur Flour’s crispy pan pizza crust. So incredibly delicious! I’ve gone bonkers making this pizza a hundred times and now I’m using it for this garden focaccia!!
An Edible Garden
This is nothing new. If you’re on social media, I feel like this was going viral last Spring. I’m not sure who started this and there are a ton of recipes online. I recently saw Alejandra Ramos make these on The TODAY Show. Hers were so beautiful!
There are so many ways to decorate these and I love that you can just have fun with it! We used green onions, sliced thin as our stems. I love the addition of the olives for some saltiness. and the tomatoes, asparagus and bell peppers are so delicious!
Use the bell peppers to make flowers or use tiny cherry tomatoes cut in half to make a flower. The possibilities are endless! Hope you try this! Peas would have been so cute on this garden focaccia.
- pizza dough from Food 52's recipe
- olive oil extra virgin
- kosher salt or flaky sea salt
- green onions
- black and green olives or both
- cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- assortment of bell peppers sliced thin
- asparagus shaved using a vegetable peeler and the tips
- sugar snap peas or peas
- To make the pizza dough, follow the recipe from Food 52 (linked above) but use a baking sheet instead of a cast iron skillet.
- About 30 minutes before baking, place one rack at the bottom of the oven and one toward the top (about 4 to 5 inches from the top heating element). Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.
- When you’re ready to bake the Garden Focaccia, drizzle some olive oil evenly over the pizza dough and then season with salt.
- Decorate: using all the vegetables, have some fun creating a garden! Create flowers and anything you want. Feel free to fill up all the dough or leave some parts uncovered. It's up to you! Just have some fun making a garden.
- Bake the Garden Focaccia on the bottom rack of the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until the bottom and edges of the crust are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and place the pan on a heatproof surface. You may need to use a knife or spatula to loosen the Garden Focaccia from the baking sheet but it should be pretty easy to do. Cut and enjoy!
I haven’t tried this recipe, but here’s the Garden focaccia on foodnetwork.com. This one only takes 5 hours.