Super Quick Garlic & Olive "better Than" Focaccia

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is from "Quick & Simple" by James Barber and it sure is! I usually make it in a round pie tin, not the baking sheet he recommends. I don't add the black olives because I don't care for them. This was titled as just a focaccia but after PAC with Dwynnie reviewing my recipe she mentioned that it has a bit of a biscut type texture so we came up with a new name. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Stir in the olive oil and garlic then add the water or milk to make a dough.
  3. Knead gently on floured board.
  4. Roll into round shape and pat onto an ungreased 8" round flat pizza dish, baking tray or put into a pie pan.
  5. Poke holes all over with your fingers.
  6. Drizzle with a little olive oil and some grated parmesan cheese and bake for 12-15 minutes in a 400F/200C oven.
  7. Serve with chopped black olives in the indentations and olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip.


Most Helpful

This was a good, very easy, quick bread with a bowl of soup! It has more of a biscuit-like texture than some focaccia (as there is no yeast) and wonderful flavor! A keeper! Thank you!

Dwynnie September 18, 2006

This sleep was a fun bread to make!! when you wake up @ 230 am and you cant fall back to sleep- I thought lets make an easy Focaccia!! It turned out Beautiful!!

Teree S. December 03, 2016

Easy and loved it although nowhere did it tell me when to add the Rosemary in the directions!

richardgz2005 August 24, 2015

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