Special Shaped Foccacia Bread

10:24:00 PM

Sometimes, all it takes to make a meal special is a cookie cutter.


I’ve been thinking on how to make meals a little more exciting, especially as Easter approaches. Of course, I didn’t want to make more work for myself, and I definitely didn’t want to spend much money.

Then it hit me. Why couldn’t I shape my homemade bread into fun Easter shapes?

When I make homemade bread, I usea my bread machine to make foccaccia, like in this recipe. In fact, I used this very recipe, just without the tomatoes. Once the dough is made, I flatten it out and bake it like a naked pizza.

I found these cookie cutters in the Target Dollar Spot. All it took to make this meal special was 5 more minutes of my time to use the cutters to make some pretty shaped bread. 

That time was made up in the baking time, since each individual shape was much smaller than the usual 2 pound circle. Basically, you bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. For this variation, I added some Italian seasoning, since we were eating it with pasta.

You should have seen all three of my girls! They were so excited to be able to choose between flowers and bunnies for their bread.

It is amazing how the little touches make things special, especially when you have kiddos. I think I’ll use this trick the next time we have a birthday meal!

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  1. What a creative idea!!

  2. What a sweet and fun idea! I know my girls would love if I would do this. I haven't made foccacia in a long time...it is so yummy!
    I would love if you would share this at my link party. http://www.realcoake.com/2013/03/real-family-fun-7.html

    Take care,


  3. Carrie-My Favorite Finds HApril 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Cute! Isn't it funny how kids will eat something when it is shaped? My daughter will only eat her sandwiches if they look like a Mickey head ;). Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  4. Saw this at Beyond the Picket Fence! Clever idea and fun too!