Focaccia with Mixed Herbs

Recipe by Dancer




  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1 cup warm water and set aside until bubbly about 10-15 minutes.
  • In a food processor, combine flour, salt, 1 T. olive oil, and yeast mixture, processing until dough pulls away from the sides to form a ball.
  • Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  • Place a little olive oil in a bowl, place dough in the bowl, give it a twist, turn the ball over to coat the other side, cover, and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
  • Punch dough down. Transfer to a floured surface and stretch dough to fit a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch pan. Lightly grease the pan, transfer dough to the pan, and stretch as needed to fit. Using your fingertips make "dimples" across the top of the dough.
  • Brush remaining olive oil over the top of the dough, sprinkle with desired amount of each herb, a few crushed red pepper flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Allow to rise uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  • Cut as desired.