Copycat Macaroni Grill Focaccia

Here is another classic copycat recipe from Volume 2 of America’s Most Wanted Recipes!
9 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsifted semolina flour
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons quick-rising dry yeast
1 1/2 cups hot milk (between 120 to 130 degrees F)
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves

1. Pour a 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil into a 9-inch square cake pan; spread to cover bottom and sides.
2. Place all-purpose flour, semolina flour, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and all of the yeast in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook or you can mix by hand.
3. Mix ingredients on medium speed. Reduce speed to low and slowly add hot milk. Increase the speed to medium and continue mixing for 5 minutes, then knead about 10 minutes by hand.
4. Dust the bottom of cake pan with a little flour. Remove dough from bowl and spread out evenly in pan. Cover with a towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
6. Remove towel and brush dough with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Dust the top with additional salt and rosemary.  Bake for 20 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining oil.
Serves 6-8

4 thoughts on “Copycat Macaroni Grill Focaccia

  1. kitchenware says:

    That Focaccia sounds really good. We have local “fancy” restaurant here that serves something like this but I’m ready for something new. Thanks for this recipe that’s just like Romano’s Macaroni Grill. The closest one around here is 2 hours away.

  2. Dawn says:

    Great recipe, but the real thing has a bit of a peppery burn to it; I think it may be white pepper?

    They also use this same bread in their pizzas..

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