I love focaccia, but have only known one kind; with Italian herbs and tomatoes! While it is one of my favorites, I wanted to come up with a lighter recipe for Spring! If you are intimidated by making bread from scratch, don’t be! It really is quite easy, it just takes a bit of patience because your dough needs to rise three times. It is so worth it though! The nice thing about focaccia is that you can tailor it and put many different flavors in it. My favorite Spring flavors are lemon and thyme, which is why those are the prominent flavors in this recipe.
TIP: I have lemon-infused olive oil in this recipe which really adds a nice, subtle lemon flavor! However, if you cannot find lemon-infused olive oil, simply place a few lemon rinds in your regular olive oil a few days prior to making this recipe.
FUN FACT: Did you know that even though we now know focaccia as an Italian food, it actually originated in ancient Greece!