Give a unique gift of homemade bread to make- a Rosemary Focaccia bread mix packaged in a mason jar with printable tag instructions.
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Of course handmade gifts are a cornerstone of AOC – they are a budget-friendly, meaningful way to bless those you love. And one of my favorite things to give are gift baskets. I love how creative you can be with them and that they work for a lot of different types of people and families, depending on the ingredients.
And food gifts in particular can be perfect for hostess gifts (to ‘return’ the favor) as well as for families you know are needing a bit of love in the form of food.
One of the major components of gift baskets are bottles and jars – and most often the classic Mason Jar. Whether they hold cleaning supplies, Italian spices, flavored vinegars, or the loved cookie mix, jars are the stars. And since they can be used for storage afterwards, they also count as a gift themselves!
Needless to say, I’m always looking for interesting things to put into gift jars and this Rosemary Focaccia fits the bill. Most people may have gotten cookies in a jar, but bread? Probably not as much.
Rosemary Focaccia Bread Gift
With detailed, easy instructions, even a novice bread-baker will have success with this Italian flat bread. What a great way to encourage someone you know would like to bake.
It can be part of a bigger basket (Italian themed, maybe – or combined with a soup-in-a-jar) or the jar can be given in a bread basket lined with a pretty napkin.
However you give it, I’m sure it will be a hit- and who knows? You might get someone started down the bread-baking path!
Here’s how to make this rosemary focaccia gift in a jar:
- Use the directions below to mix up the dry ingredients.
- Add each recipe of dry ingredients to one pint-sized mason jar with lid.
- Print the recipe card tags printable below and cut out each recipe.
- Glue to a slightly bigger piece of cardstock, fold in half, punch a hole and thread a ribbon through (or simply punch hole in corner of recipe card and attach).
- Use a ribbon to attach the recipe tag with the baking directions to the jar before giving.
Rosemary Focaccia Bread Mix for Jar:
- 1 c. bread flour
- 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1 Tb. instant yeast
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1-1/2 tsp. dried rosemary, crumbled
- Optional, but really good: 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
-Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to blend. Transfer to a 1-pint glass jar and seal.
Directions to attach to jar:
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Have you ever given – or received a mix in a jar?
Other mason jar gifts you may like:
Note: this gift idea was first published in 2011 and has been updated with pinnable image, new formatting and printable recipe tags. Enjoy!
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