Doesn’t focaccia bread with Everything Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe’s sound amazing??
This is one of the best ways to use Everything But The Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe’s.
In this recipe for fresh homemade focaccia bread topped with seeds (perfected by Chef Hubs), you’ll learn how to make focaccia bread topped with seeds everyone will love. It’s so good!
You can make the focaccia dough days in advance, then bake it the day of, or the day before, serving it.
Let’s make it…
Ingredients for focaccia with Everything Bagel Seasoning
The star of this focaccia bread flavor is absolutely the Everything Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe’s. You’ll need about a tablespoon of everything seasoning to top the bread.
In addition, this bread recipe calls for flour, dry yeast, water, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil. Use a good quality olive oil to top focaccia.
What’s in Everything But The Bagel Seasoning?
In this very popular Trader Joe’s seasoning you’ll find sesame seeds, onion, salt, and poppy seeds.
How to make focaccia bread with everything seasoning
Here are the basic steps to adding bagel seasoning topping to focaccia bread. See the recipe for specifics.
Step 1. Stir together flour and dry yeast. And in another bowl, whisk together water and sea salt until salt dissolves into the liquid.
Step 2. Combine mixtures together and form a dough ball.
Step 3. Knead dough.
Step 4. Let the focaccia rest again, then knead again. Repeat this step one or two more times.
Step 5. Cover focaccia with plastic and let the dough rise on the counter for 2 hours, or in the fridge overnight (up to 6 days, according to our focaccia bread fermentation experiment).
Step 6. Stretch focaccia dough to fit a large pan.
Step 7. Let dough rise 45 – 60 minutes.
Step 8. Dimple the dough with fingertips until focaccia dough is covered with little holes.
Step 9. Once dough is dimpled, let it rise for another 45 – 60 minutes for the final proof.
Add Everything Bagel Seasoning to focaccia dough
Step 10. It’s time for toppings!! Top the dough with ½ tablespoon of olive oil.
Then add the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe’s.
Step 11. Bake focaccia for 20-30 minutes. Once done, transfer to a wired baking rack and drizzle on olive oil as desired.
Is this a focaccia recipe for beginner bakers?
It’s really easy to build on this basic focaccia recipe for beginners. You’ll love using Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning on focaccia.
Even if you’re never made bread before – this one is easy and you can do it!
Focaccia has a few steps to it, but they’re easy to get the hang of and that’s why I recommend this as one of the best bread recipes for beginners.
Try this bread for sandwiches
Here’s a gourmet brunch idea… make a focaccia breakfast sandwich with bacon and egg and mozzarella cheese. It all comes together in about 20 minutes and tastes like eating at a cafe – – all while in your PJs at home!
For lunch or dinner, learn how to make chicken breast in 20 minutes to turn this tasty everything focaccia bread into chicken sandwiches. Like crispy chicken? See this recipe for crispy Italian chicken breast. And, you could always use sous vide chicken breast tenders, too.
We made a batch of seeded focaccia bread sandwiches and loaded them up with sous vide pulled pork one day, and sous vide brisket smothered in BBQ sauce the next day.
Top focaccia sandwiches with red wine caramelized red onions, sautéed cherry tomatoes, these thyme and butter mushrooms, and if you’re really feeling inspired: sous vide bacon.
If you’re still in the baking mood once your bread is done, try this Italian lemon olive oil cake, raspberry turnovers, or cherry pies with pie crust.
For simple dinners, check out how to make pizza at home with store bought dough.
Love baking bread but want a better way to store it? Check out this post that answers the question: can you freeze bread?
Final tips for making this everything bagel focaccia bread
- Try adding different flavors with focaccia toppings like cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced onions, or olives.
- Make the focaccia dough up to a few days in advance of baking it.
- Store leftover focaccia in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
More recipes using Trader Joe’s ingredients
Are you a Trader Joe’s enthusiast, too? I love planning grocery trips to Trader Joe’s. It’s almost like a vacation… strolling up and down the aisles to discover new things. When I come home, I’m inspired to develop new recipes.
My best recipes using Trader Joe’s products end up here on Sip Bite Go…
- Cauliflower Rice. Use it in place of bread crumbs in Hawaiian pineapple bbq meatballs and as a filling for cheesy Italian stuffed peppers. Also try it in a vegetable stir fry with cauliflower rice.
- Ready Made Pizza Dough. I’m a huge fan of making pizza at home and have extensive information on how to use Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough.
- Frozen Pizza Crust. Learn how to make frozen pizza crust taste amazing.
- Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. This is super delicious on focaccia bread with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
- Frozen Gyoza and Potstickers. These are great in frozen vegetable stir frys. See my guide to Trader Joe’s chicken cilantro mini wontons or Trader Joe’s vegetable gyoza.
- Frozen Ravioli. Sometimes I just serve it with tomato sauce. Other times, I go a little nuts and make ravioli pizza with store bought Alfredo sauce.
- Spice Kits. Did you know you can buy Trader Joe’s products online? This Trader Joe’s spice kit inspires so many recipes in my house.
- Cheese. The cheese case at Trader Joe’s is undeniably amazing. Use it for potatoes gratin with frozen vegetables, this recipe for baked shells with ground beef, or in potato side dish recipes.
See more of the best meals to make with Trader Joe’s ingredients and my full list of Trader Joe’s must haves.
Are you a foodie, too?
Next up, you’ll have to try my recipe for pizza dough. Did you ever wonder if making pizza dough at home is as hard as it looks! Here’s a secret: it isn’t! Try my recipe for homemade pizza dough.
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Focaccia Bread With Everything Bagel Seasoning From Trader Joe’s Recipe | Sip Bite Go
- 4 ½ cups flour (bread or all purpose)
- ¼ tsp dry yeast
- 2 cups water warm, 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- ¾ tsp sea salt coarse
- 3.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
- 1 tbsp Everything Bagel Seasoning
- Additional olive oil, as desired
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour and dry yeast. Make a small well in the center of flour mixture and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together water and sea salt until salt dissolves into the liquid.
- Pour salt water mixture and 2 tablespoons olive oil into the flour bowl. Stir with your hands or spatula until a ball forms.
- Grease a clean large mixing bowl with ½ tablespoon olive oil. Add dough and knead it together by folding each corner into itself for about 1 minute. Cover dough with a damp towel and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Knead dough again for one minute. Let the focaccia dough rest again, covered with a damp cloth. Repeat this step one or two more times, for a total of about 45-60 minutes of kneading and resting.
- Cover focaccia with plastic and let the dough rise on the counter for 2 hours, or in the fridge overnight (up to 6 days, according to our fermentation experiment). The dough should be almost double in size.
- Liberally spread ½ tablespoon of olive oil on the bottom and sides of a 9×13” baking pan. All areas the focaccia will touch should be covered. Add focaccia dough to the oiled baking pan. Stretch dough, pushing it to fit the shape of the baking pan. It might be hard to stretch the dough to the pans corners. If you're having trouble stretching the dough, cover the dough with a damp cloth and let sit for 10 minutes. That will give the dough time to relax, making it easier to stretch.
- The first rise in the pan. Once the dough is stretched to fit the corners of the baking pan, cover the baking pan with a damp towel and set aside in a warm area for 45 – 60 minutes to rise. A sunny window or oven with just the light on (which will make it ~85 degrees) is perfect.
- Once the dough rises in the pan, set out a small bowl of water next to the raw focaccia dough. Dimple the dough by dipping your fingertips in water, then dip them in focaccia dough to create small holes. Repeat until focaccia dough is covered with little holes.
- Time for the final rise. Once the dough is dimpled, cover with a damp towel and set aside in a warm area (sunny window or oven with the light on) for 45 – 60 minutes to final proof.
- Finish and bake. After the final proof is complete, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Top the dough with ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Add Everything Bagel Seasoning.
- Bake focaccia for 20-30 minutes until the top is golden brown and the internal temperature reads 190 degrees on a thermometer. Transfer focaccia bread to a wired baking rack. Add a drizzle of olive oil if desired.
Marna Lee says
The dough recipe was just right after rising for a night. I do not have trader joes seasoning so i created my own with salt, garlic powder and sesame seeds leftover from a noodle dish. It tasted like a bagel!