A couple of weeks ago I was craving Focaccia Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip it in. I knew I had all the ingredients on hand so I decided to whip up a batch. The problem, if that’s what you want to call it…lol…is the recipe makes two loaves.
Our son was home for his vacation, though, so I knew I would have no trouble using both loaves. The first loaf I cut into small triangles and set out with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. I would usually put the second loaf in a zippered storage bag and store it in the freezer for future use. However, since our son was home and he loved this bread, I decided to make a big BLT with Cheese Focaccia Sandwich with the second loaf for lunch the next day.
Wow…am I ever glad I did. Honestly, this was one of the best sandwiches that I can ever remember having!
You may be thinking, geez that is way too much work, but really it wasn’t. The bread is simple to make. (If you want to give it a try, I have linked the recipe above and in the recipe itself) The only thing a little different about this bread is it needs three risings, which only require time, not talent. You definitely don’t need to be a master baker. If you would rather not make the bread, just grab a loaf of focaccia from a nearby bakery or grocery store. It will still be delicious!
Make your focaccia the day before and when it has cooled wrap it up tightly or place in a large plastic storage bag to keep it fresh.
Layer your ingredients in whatever order you like. I did mine tomatoes, bacon, cheese and lettuce, but the order doesn’t really matter.
You can switch up the type of cheese to whatever you have on hand, but don’t skimp on the quality. You want to use a good quality cheese, not a processed cheese slice.
After you put the top on the bread, give the sandwich a little press with your hand to gently push the ingredients together.
Slice in half and then into six equal triangles.
Grab a couple of napkins, curl up in a comfy chair and enjoy this delicious sandwich!
- 1 round of focaccia bread
- 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
- tomato slices
- salt and pepper to taste (on tomato slices)
- 4-5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
- Old (sharp) cheddar cheese, sliced
- lettuce leaves (I used Romaine lettuce because that is what I had on hand, but any lettuce would be fine)
- Cut through the bread to make two rounds
- Place rounds cut sides up on a cutting board
- Spread mayonnaise on cut sides of bread
- Season tomatoes with salt and pepper
- Layer ingredients on the bottom half of the bread. (I layered tomatoes, bacon, cheese and then lettuce. But really it makes no difference at all, put them however you like.)
- Place the top of the focaccia round on the assembled ingredients. Press bread down lightly
- Cut into six wedges.
If you have any questions at all about how to make this BLT with Cheese Focaccia Sandwich, feel free to ask and I will do my very best to answer.
If you had to choose one sandwich that was your favourite, what would it be?