Focaccia Bread Art

Focaccia Bread Art

Focaccia Bread Art is a new creative way to showcase your culinary expertise. Using the versatile Focaccia bread as your canvas. With just a few secret ingredients and your personal and artful touch, impress your loved ones and spark interesting conversations with this visually stunning bread. Don't worry about indulging in this remarkably delicious treat; you can always make more with our easy and quick prep and by using your bread machine. Art doesn't have to be complicated; take a peek at the incredible #focacciaart on Instagram for inspiring ideas. Give your bread a new life, and your culinary skills a new outlet, with Focaccia Bread Art.

When did the trend of making Focaccia Art begin?

When we launched this blog, we didn't realize the fascinating history behind Focaccia Art. This innovative culinary trend offers a brilliant way to express creativity through food gained tremendous popularity during the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. As we all remember, flour and yeast became rare commodities as everyone was staying at home in isolation and baking became "a thing".

Timing for one Vineyard Baker, was perfect. Moments before the pandemic in February 2019, Teri Culletto posted her first Garden Focaccia on social when she was inspired by Vincent van Gogh's art exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and she was inspired to convey her love for nature through bread art.

She encourages experimentation in bread-making and believes there are no rules when it comes to creating art with bread. Her instructions for making her now popular "Vincent van Dough" bread advise using raw vegetables and dipping delicate herbs in lemon juice to preserve their color.

Since then, Focaccia Art has become an internet sensation, with culinary influencers embracing the trend and creating their own beautiful designs. Some bakers have even taken inspiration from art history, recreating masterpieces such as "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh and "The Scream" by Edvard Munch using vegetables and herbs. Focaccia is an easy bread to make and offers a blank canvas for any would-be bread artist to showcase their creativity.

How to make focaccia dough in a bread machine

Get perfect focaccia bread every time by following these simple steps. Follow the instructions that come with your bread machine to make the dough. For added guidance, check out YouTube videos specific to your bread machine brand and Focaccia. Once the dough is made, simply use your hands to release it onto a baking pan and shape it into any desired form with bent fingers. Finally, give it a generous olive oil coating. Delight your taste buds with delicious homemade Focaccia bread today!

Shopping List:

  • Bread flour
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Warm Water
  • Italian herb blend
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Bread Machine Yeast
  • 9”x13” rimmed baking sheet
  • Veggies, herbs and flowers in all colors
  • Lemons
Herbs and flowers and raw veggies

How to make the most beautiful Focaccia Art

Make delicious focaccia by following these simple steps. First, gather all the ingredients and bring them to room temperature. Then, just follow the bread machine's instructions. Finally, brush a 9x13-inch baking sheet with olive oil and voila! You've got yourself some mouthwatering focaccia.

First, carefully follow the bread machine's instructions for adding dry and wet ingredients. Then, select the dough program and start the machine. After an hour and a half, the dough will be perfectly risen and kneaded. Pour the dough onto a baking sheet and flour lightly. Finally, punch it down and let it rest for ten minutes. You'll have a delicious, homemade focaccia in no time!

After the dough rests, knead it and shape it into a baking pan. Cover it with plastic wrap and let rise for 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 450°F. Remove plastic wrap and drizzle olive oil over the top of the dough; then make indentations across the surface using your fingertips.

Focaccia Bread Art tomato flower detail

It's time to create your focaccia art with sliced raw vegetables and herbs. Be adventurous! A recipe is not perfect until you've added your touch. That's why we encourage you to have fun with your food. Let your inner pastry chef come out and play.

closeup of fresh-baked focaccia bread art

Paint with your veggies and have fun. We recommend dipping the flowers and veggies first in lemon juice for preservation, and prior to baking, painting the veggies and herbs with olive oil so they don’t burn. (As you’ll see from our video, we didn’t use enough olive oil). Bake for 13 minutes or until the Focaccia is golden brown. Cut into squares or rectangles and serve.

Focaccia Art is the perfect way to give your favorite bread a makeover. There's no need to be intimidated by this artful dish; all you need are a few simple ingredients and with our helpful prep guide, you can have your Focaccia masterpiece in no time. We invite you to explore the incredible creativity of #focacciaart on Instagram for inspiring ideas and recipes that will surely tantalize your taste buds.

Get creative in the kitchen and share your stunning works of edible art with us using #beeinspired on Instagram! So what are you waiting for? Unleash your culinary creativity, show-off your knowledge of Focaccia Art and enjoy some tummy-soothing deliciousness. Instagram. 

closeup of fresh-baked focaccia bread art