My easy focaccia

My easy focaccia

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About this recipe: My focaccia bread recipe is partially made in the food processor, that's why it's easy! You can add fresh rosemary before baking, if you like.


Makes: 1 focaccia

  • 2 teaspoons dried active yeast or 12g fresh yeast
  • 200ml warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 300g of 00 grade flour (or bread flour), divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 70ml extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

  1. Dissolve yeast in 200ml warm water; pour into a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 150g of the flour. You can use also a food processor to make the dough.
  2. Mix all the ingredients with a spatula. If using a food processor, process until you reach a smooth batter that's fairly runny.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Mix or process for 2-3 minutes, then add the remaining flour and mix or process again, until the dough gathers into a ball.
  4. Transfer the dough onto a floured work surface; knead for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Knead it again and shape into a rectangle.
  5. Pour 50ml of the oil onto a 20x30cm baking tray.
  6. Transfer the dough onto the greased baking tray (no need to spread it on the baking tray at this time) and let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in volume.
  7. Once risen, pull or spread the dough so that it covers the surface of the baking tray. Brush the surface of the dough with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  8. Let rise again for about half an hour.
  9. Press the focaccia with your fingertips to leave indents in the dough.
  10. Sprinkle the dough with the remaining 20ml oil and let it rise again for about 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Sprinkle with coarse salt and spray the surface of the dough with a little water.
  12. Bake the focaccia in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until just golden in colour.
  13. Cool the bread on a wire rack before slicing.


You can add some rosemary along with coarse salt before baking the focaccia.

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