Focaccia-Style Quick Bread

// Focaccia-Style Quick Bread

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

3 mins

Free Time

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This super easy quick bread is completely customizable with your favorite toppings including roasted garlic, fresh rosemary or spicy oil.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 1 cup (140g) all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Whole roasted garlic cloves, for topping (optional)
  • Black olives, for topping (optional)
  • Fresh rosemary, for topping (optional)


  1. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a fork, stir in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and water and mix until a sticky dough is formed.
  2. Coat the Anyday dish with 2 teaspoons olive oil and transfer the dough into the dish, pressing gently into the bottom of the dish. Mix the remaining olive oil and paprika and brush on top of the dough.
  3. Add toppings by pressing olives, roasted garlic, and/or rosemary leaves into the surface of the dough.
  4. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 3 minutes or until the dough bounces back and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow the focaccia to cool. Cut into wedges and serve. This bread will be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a Napa-inspired focaccia, top with red grapes and feta cheese before cooking.
  • For Middle Eastern-inspired focaccia, brush with paprika, za’atar and olive oil. Add fresh figs and feta, if desired.
  • For an Italian twist, brush with pesto and top with sundried tomatoes.

Recipe notes

  • The dough will be very sticky, do not add more flour since it needs the extra moisture to cook correctly.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.