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Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe
July 1, 2013 | Home >Healthy Kids > In the News >Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe

Family traditions are important for kids to feel a sense of belonging.  Of course, in our family, we have a lot of food traditions.  Cinnamon Almonds at Christmas, and Focaccia Sandwiches for the Fourth of July. We call it “Fourth of July Focaccia!” We serve this at potlucks, and they are perfect for little fingers who aren’t interested in eating a big burger of the grill.

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

Focaccia bread is different than traditional bread in the sense that it is oily, crusty, and flat.  So, the key is rolling the bread out flat, and coating it with oil!  Here is our Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe:

First we start with the dough (recipe below), and let it rise for a good 90 minutes:

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

Second, roll the dough out onto a well greased cookie sheet (well- greased, meaning 2 TBL olive oil!)

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

Cover with a damp cloth and let rise again for about 30 minutes

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

Uncover, and spread more olive oil on top, spread dough to make sure it comes to the edges, and dimple the top.  Sprinkle with rosemary.

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

Next, let sit for a few minutes, while you heat the oven.   Cook in the oven at 425 for about 25 minutes.

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

If you greased it well enough, you can slide the entire thing out onto a cutting board.  Now, you want to try to cut the focaccia bread along the entire center to cut the top half away from the bottom half.

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

If your bread rises sufficiently, this will be easy.  If it’s flat, you may not get it to separate all the way.  No big deal- still tastes great!

Then, with both halves of the bread open, add all your sandwich fixings.

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

Put the top back on, and cut into mini 2X2 inch sandwiches, or any size you like.

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

And that’s it! Make sure you fill your sandwiches with lot’s of veggies!

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe. They are easy to make for a crowd when you make your own foccacia bread in a big sheet!

 

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe

Mini Fourth of July Focaccia Sandwiches Recipe
Serves: 4

Focaccia Bread

  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Mix yeast, water, and sugar together and let sit for about 5 minutes. Then add:
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix or knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Put in a covered greased bowl and let rise for 90 minutes. After it doubles in size, add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil to a cookie sheet, and spread along the bottom. Roll dough onto cookie sheet until it reaches the edges. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise for 30 more minutes. Spread 1 more tablespoon of olive oil along the top of the dough, and sprinkle with rosemary. Cook at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.
written by
Amy Roskelley

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KalleyC says:

This looks really good. Nice alternative to those who don’t want to eat burgers from the grill

clark says:

I could probably eat it every day: D

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