Cranberry Focaccia Bread

This flavorful Cranberry Focaccia Bread is a soft bread recipe that makes the perfect side for any meal! With a slightly sweet taste, one bite of this fresh bread will have you reaching for more!

Cranberry Focaccia Bread is such a festive spin on classic focaccia bread! It's a little sweet, soft and totally festive!

Cranberry Focaccia Bread Recipe

This post is sponsored on behalf of Fleischmann’s® Yeast to create this recipe. I only partner with brands that I use in my kitchen. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

With the holiday season fast approaching, I am always looking for new and different side dishes that I know my whole family will love. As many families do, we enjoy the traditional favorites at our holiday table, but trying out fresh ideas is fun as well. And this Cranberry Focaccia Bread is a simple twist on classic focaccia…so it’s the best of both worlds! It’s a classic focaccia, with a sweet twist that is perfect for the holidays!

And a fun little side note…I am going to be baking Focaccia Bread on Wednesday, November 8th LIVE over on my Facebook page at 3pm EST! I would LOVE it if you guys joined me, it should be a lot of fun!

Today, I used the Beginner’s Focaccia recipe from my friends over at Fleischmann’s® Yeast which is such a great, easy recipe that is easily adapted upon! Baking bread from scratch is easier than you’d think, especially when you use Rapid Rise™ Yeast. Your fresh, homemade bread will be ready in no time…with no kneading necessary. There is absolutely no reason to be intimidated by yeast baking. Beyond this recipe being infinitely adaptable, homemade bread for the holidays is the ultimate “Bake It Yourself” moment! Baking bread at home is so rewarding and really special, especially during the holidays. It’s becoming my own Thanksgiving tradition.

Cranberry Focaccia Bread is such a festive spin on classic focaccia bread! It's a little sweet, soft and totally festive!

How to Make Cranberry Focaccia Bread

The dough is very, very simple for this focaccia. Like I said, there is no kneading required, just a bowl and a spoon! Once it’s mixed spread it into a 9×13 baking dish, cover it, and allow it to rise for only 30 minutes, which is why I love using Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise® Yeast.

Cranberry Focaccia Bread is such a festive spin on classic focaccia bread! It's a little sweet, soft and totally festive!

Once it has risen, you will poke holes into the dough and then brush on a little melted butter!

Cranberry Focaccia Bread is such a festive spin on classic focaccia bread! It's a little sweet, soft and totally festive!

This is where things get festive…dried cranberries!

Cranberry Focaccia Bread is such a festive spin on classic focaccia bread! It's a little sweet, soft and totally festive!

But why stop there? I went ahead and sprinkled on a little brown sugar as well. This gives the top of the bread a crunchy texture, as well as a little sweetness paired with the cranberries.

Cranberry Focaccia Bread is such a festive spin on classic focaccia bread! It's a little sweet, soft and totally festive!

It bakes up perfect and it’s so delicious served warm!

Cranberry Focaccia Bread is such a festive spin on classic focaccia bread! It's a little sweet, soft and totally festive!

You can spread a little more butter on, or enjoy it plain.

I can’t wait to use this bread for a turkey sandwich this Thanksgiving!

Cranberry Focaccia Bread is such a festive spin on classic focaccia bread! It's a little sweet, soft and totally festive!

And don’t forget that I am going to be baking Focaccia Bread on November 8th LIVE over on my Facebook page at 3pm EST! I would LOVE to have you guys pop over and watch how easy the process of baking with yeast is!

See you then!

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Cranberry Focaccia Bread

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

This flavorful Cranberry Focaccia Bread is a soft bread recipe that makes the perfect side for any meal! With a slightly sweet taste, one bite of this fresh bread will have you reaching for more!


Ingredients:

  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups dried cranberries

Instructions:

  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, dry yeast, granulated sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and stir until blended.
  • Combine water and 2 tablespoons melted butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F). Add to flour mixture and stir with a spoon until well mixed.
  • Press the dough evenly into the prepared 9×13 pan. Don’t worry if the dough isn’t even or filling the corners, it will rise and spread. Cover the pan with a clean towel and let it rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Gently poke holes about every inch in the dough going nearly to the bottom of the dough. Brush or drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter evenly on top.
  • Evenly sprinkle the dough with the brown sugar and sprinkle the cranberries on top. Press the cranberries gently into the dough. Allow the dough to rise uncovered for an additional 15 minutes while oven preheats to 375°F.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
  • Serve with butter, if desired.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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July

It all looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the reciepes.

Debasis

Nice….! am also reads your posts but this is one of my favorite recipe till now. and your cranberry focaccia bread looks so yummy & soft, i will making this in upcoming weekend like you. Thanks for sharing..!

Kelly | Maverick Baking

YUM! Great idea. I make focaccia just about every week for my family to have with soup, this sounds like a great version to change it up or to have with some Christmassy cheeses. Thanks!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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