52 Breads in 2013 ~ #18 – GARLIC FOCACCIA

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to “Life without Lemons”.  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous “52  Breads in 2013” will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen.

52  Breads in 2013

A life without lemons is like swimming in the nude. You can do it, but it just feels wrong.

A Life Without Lemons is my little blog about food, family and an ongoing love affair with gin and tonic.I am a wife, mother of two lovely (loud, messy, crazy) boys, trained butcher and passionate cook of all things tasty. I moved from rainy England to snowy Canada in 2011 and planned to make friends and influence people with food and gin.

In 2013 I have embarked on a baking mission to make 52 different breads. All of the recipes are from one book- Women’s Institute: Bread. I have no special tools or fancy equipment. Just me, my kitchen and a pre heated oven.

Why not come along for the ride and make some bread……….

“52 Breads in 2013”


The sun is shining and we have spend as much of our weekend outside in
the garden as possible.  We have been busy preparing the flower beds
for planting and cleaning up after the snow melted a few weeks ago.
To go with the sunny weather I have been cooking in an Italian style
with pasta eaten under the sun and so bread 18 had to stick to that
theme, hence the garlic delight that is Garlic Focaccia.

Once my herb garden gets going again I plan to make this with rosemary
baked on top or sprinkled with torn basil and drizzled with olive oil.

I served the fresh Focaccia with some pesto pasta for a summery lunch
in the garden.  The day after, I used the leftover bread to make a
Panzanella Salad.  I suggest you never throw stale bread away but
instead opt for this delicious Florentine salad of bread and tomatoes
popular in the summer. It includes chunks of soaked stale bread and
tomatoes, sometimes also onions and basil, dressed with olive oil and



TASTE: This delicious bread is the perfect starter to an Italian feast
or to serve with pasta or a salad.  I suggest you eat it with a large
glass or wine whilst sat relaxing in the garden to get the best
flavour from this lovely Italian bread.




  1. That looks soooooo good! I love bread. It’s way too dangerous to have around the house because I’ll eat the entire thing.

  2. Deb Dorrington says:

    So I would have to double the recipe, one for me and one for the rest of the family…:)

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