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slices of focaccia bread and glass of wine

Focaccia Bread

Flavorful, chewy bread, drizzled in olive oil, topped with fresh rosemary and baked to a golden brow.
Course Breads
Cuisine Italian
Keyword focaccia, bread, rosemary, olive oil
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rest and rise time. 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 319kcal


  • 15x10 baking sheet
  • mixer with dough hook (can hand knead)
  • mixing bowls
  • Instant Read Thermometer
  • measuring spoons


  • tsp active dry yeast (1 envelope)
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 c water (warmed to 95-105 degrees)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • c bread flour
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (for sprinkling on top)
  • ¾ c fresh Rosemary sprigs


  • Spray an approx. 10x15 inch cake pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the yeast, sugar and water. Let sit until foamy (about 5 min)
  • Stir in 3 tbsp. olive oil.
  • Add the 2 tsp. salt and ½ of the flour and stir until mixed. Continue stirring and add in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft but not sticky dough.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny (about 10 minutes.)
  • Oil a large bowl and place dough into it, turning once to coat top with oil. Cover and let rise in a warm area until double (about 1½ hours.)
  • When doubled, roll dough into a rectangle to fit the size of your prepared pan. Place dough in pan and push it into the corners with your fingertips.
  • Cover pan with a damp towel and let rise for about 45 minutes until not quite doubled.
  • After risen, use your fingertips to push dimples into dough, across the entire surface. Push fingers deep into the dough, almost to the pan.
  • Cover with the damp towel and let rise for another 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • After rising, place sprigs of the Rosemary into each dimple. Sprinkle 4 tbsp. olive oil across the top, allowing the oil to run into the dimples. Sprinkle with the sea salt if desired.
  • Place pan into oven. Spray sides and bottom of the oven with water (the steam helps develop the crust of the bread).
  • After 5 min. of baking, spray oven again and continue to bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool.


Bonus Dipping Oil instructions:
½ c. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Italian Spice
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl for dipping.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg