Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

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Classic focaccia bread is given a cheesy, spicy twist in this easy recipe for Jalapeno Cheddar Focaccia Bread, perfect for dipping in soups & chilies!

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Last week I made the most tasty Greek Turkey Soup, and while I loved every bite of it, I was wishing I had some of my Rosemary Focaccia Bread to dip in the soup and soak up all the deliciousness.

I didn’t want to run into that problem again this week when I made my Chipotle Stout Chili, so I decided to make this Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread to dip up all that chili goodness!

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Rosemary Focaccia Bread has been a long time favorite of my Dad’s, he makes it regularly and takes to the office to share with his co-workers.

This recipe for Gluten Free Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread has been a hit on Pinterest, so I basically combined the two to make this delicious new recipe. Perfect for Fall!

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Whether you dip it in soup or chili, or slice it up and make it into a sandwich, I know you’re going to love it!

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread Ingredients

Jalapeno Cheddar Focaccia Bread Ingredients

  • ¼ oz active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced jalapenos (fresh or pickled)

Jalapeno Cheddar Focaccia Bread Instructions

Combine the yeast, sugar and water in a large bowl. Wait 10 minutes until the mixture begins to bubble.

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread Recipe

Add the flour, salt and butter.

Form the mixture into a ball, place on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

Spread 2 tbsp olive oil on the inside of a bowl and place the kneaded dough into the bowl.

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread Recipe

Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for an hour and a half or until doubled in size.

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread Recipe

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Split the dough in half and form into two oval shapes on a baking stone.

Use your finger to press indentations into the bread.

Brush 1 tbsp of olive oil on each loaf. Top each loaf with cheddar cheese and jalapenos.

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread Recipe

Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread Recipe

There is nothing like the smell of homemade bread in the oven. I repeat, there is nothing like the smell of homemade bread in the oven! OMG! It takes me to my seriously happy place!

Like Taylor Swift blasting in the background, dancing around my living room, pouring a glass of wine at 4 in the afternoon, kind of happy place! 😉

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Yes, the smell and taste of fresh baked bread makes me super happy!

Whip up this bread tonight and let it take you to your happy place!

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread
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Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Classic focaccia bread is given a cheesy, spicy twist in this easy recipe for Jalapeno Cheddar Focaccia Bread, perfect for dipping in soups & chilies!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 962 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • ¼ oz active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp olive oil divided
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup sliced jalapenos fresh or pickled

Instructions

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and water in a large bowl.
  2. Wait 10 minutes until the mixture begins to bubble.
  3. Add the flour, salt and butter.
  4. Form the mixture into a ball, place on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  5. Spread 2 tbsp olive oil on the inside of a bowl and place the kneaded dough into the bowl.
  6. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for an hour and a half or until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

  8. Split the dough in half and form into two oval shapes on a baking stone.
  9. Use your finger to press indentations into the bread.
  10. Brush 1 tbsp of olive oil on each loaf.
  11. Top each loaf with cheddar cheese and jalapeños.
  12. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.