Crispy Olive & Herb Focaccia

Recipe by - Carla -

A scrumptious version of a classic Italian flatbread. Basic and delicious!

Top Review by mianbao

I made this today. The recipe was easy to follow and the bread simple to make. The bread did seem a little too salty and strongly flavored with garlic for my taste. I will decrease these ingredients when making it again. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir the yeast into a large mixing bowl with the water & let proof for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, rosemary, sage, olives & garlic. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the flours & salt & stir until the dough is thick & smooth.
  3. Knead by hand for 8 to 10 minutes until the dough is firm & elastic. Set the dough in a lightly oiled container, cover with plastic wrap & let rise until doubled.
  4. Turn the dough onto an oiled 10 1/2" X 15 1/2" baking pan & stretch it to fit. If it won't fit, let it rest for 10 minutes & try again.
  5. Cover with a towel & leave until it has half risen, about 30 minutes.
  6. 30 minutes before baking, preheat oven to 400F.
  7. Just before baking, dimple the top of the dough with your fingerti ps & sprinkle with some extra salt & 2 tsp of oil.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden.
  9. Slide off baking sheet onto a rack & let cool for a few minutes before eating warm or at room temperature.
  10. VARIATION: Focaccia Dolce. Substitute 2 oz raisins & 1 oz pine nuts for the olives, herbs & garlic. Soak the raisins in warm water for 30 minutes before using & toast the pine nuts.

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