A quick and easy foccacia bread that cooks up in under an hour, from start to finish.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine water, honey and yeast and let sit five minutes, until the yeast starts to multiply.
Add flour, salt and olive oil. Using the dough hook, combine ingredients until a ball forms and the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Remove the ball and knead by hand for two minutes, just to form a smooth ball.
Lightly coat the ball in oil and let rest in the bowl, covered with a towel, for approximately 15 minutes. (If you have more time, you can let it rest longer, this recipe is very flexible!)
Preheat oven to 415 degrees Fahrenheit.
Generously oil an 8 x 8 pan and spread out the dough in the pan, making divots with your fingertips.
Brush the top of the dough with olive oil, and poke the garlic cloves throughout.
Sprinkle with herbs, salt & pepper and cheese, cover with plastic wrap or a clean, dry towel and let rest another 15 minutes. Again, if you have more time, you can let it rest up to two hours longer.
Bake at 415 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Let rest in pan for 5 minutes, before slicing into 9 or 12 squares.