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Feed Your Creativity — Lemon-Caraway Focaccia with Cheese

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  • Author: Priscilla Willis
  • Yield: 15-18 servings 1x


A versatile recipe made with creamy caraway Havarti, serve the bread with its bright citrus flavors as a side for soups or with toppings as a pizza.


  • 1½ cups lukewarm water
  • 3 tablespoons quality lemon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Savory Spice Shop Citrus Blend
  • 3½ cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 12 tablespoons EV olive oil to drizzle in pan*


  • 1 cup cubed (1/2″) Castello Caraway Havarti cheese
  • 1 teaspoon whole caraway seeds, crushed
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped


  1. Lightly grease a 9″ x 13″ pan by drizzling1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil in the bottom.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients except the cheese and garlic, and beat at high speed with an electric or stand mixer for 60 seconds.
  3. Add the cheese and garlic, beating gently just to combine.
  4. Scoop the sticky batter into the prepared pan, cover the pan, and let it rise at room temperature for 60 minutes, till it’s become puffy.
  5. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  6. Sprinkle the dough with pizza seasoning, and/or the dried herbs of your choice, if desired.
  7. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.


I used just 1 tablespoon and the bread was a little hard to remove from the pan, so I recommend 2 tablespoons in the pan unless you also use parchment paper.
Feel free to get creative with the add-ins – spicing it up with jalapeños, fold in pesto, sun dried tomatoes, etc. For a pizza, spread the dough onto a rimmed cookie sheet for a crust.

  • Category: Baking, Bread
  • Cuisine: Italian
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