Foccacia Bread

"This is the most delicious foccacia bread I've had, and I'm very grateful to the friend who gave me this recipe. There are endless ways to make it depending on your favorite toppings of course. I like to add garlic and parmesan to the dough, and top with herbs and more cheese. It makes two baking sheets full of bread."
Foccacia Bread created by pharmd14
Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
2 sheets




  • Proof the yeast in the warm water and sugar for about 10 min, until foamy. In mixer bowl, combine the flour, semolina, salt, and garlic and parmesan if adding (or other ingredients you would like inside the dough). Add the olive oil to the yeast water and pour into the flour mixture. Mix with the dough hook until a smooth dough forms. It will be sticky.
  • Heavily flour a smooth suface such as a cutting board. Pour dough onto the suface, and roll dough around a bit to coat the outside with flour, then place into a large oiled bowl. Cover, and let rise until doubled.
  • When doubled, dump the dough out onto your floured surface again and coat a large knife with oil, cut the dough into 2 equal portions. Fold each dough piece into a rectangle shape the best you can, it doesn't have to be perfect, then place seam side down onto each baking sheet. Let the dough rest for a few minutes. Then with well oiled fingers spread the dough out, it may not fill the entire pan, don't spread it too thin. Brush the tops with olive oil and add your favorite toppings. Let rise again until doubled. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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  1. Busters friend
    Halved this lovely recipe to accommodate my 20 yo Panasonic ABM which I regularly use on the dough setting. The ratio of AP flour to semolina is perfect. Added 1 T gluten + vitamin C to keep it fresh until serving tomorrow. Also added 1/2 cup chopped green onion to dough for color. Topped with fresh from the garden match sticked sweet red Giant Marconi and yellow pimento peppers, the bottoms of the green onions sliced thin, a cup of pitted chopped mixed olives and about a cup of crumbled feta along with julienned garden fresh basil, marjoram and oregano. Smells heavenly, texture is perfect! Need to make a second today for DH. Oh, scattered a couple of tablespoons of cornmeal on my pan. Keeper recipe. TY for posting
  2. Christina_M
    This was very yummy! I made dried tomato, basil, and turkey paninis for my husbands birthday, and I was scolded for not making more bread. Thank you!
  3. pharmd14
    My bread came out flatter than the other photos, but it tasted good anyways. I think the water might have been too hot when I proofed the yeast, as the dough did not rise as much as I hoped. I will try this recipe again for sure.
  4. pharmd14
    Foccacia Bread Created by pharmd14
  5. amandamax
    This recipe was a hit with my family. It turned out light and delicious. I did add some fresh rosemary and parmesan with a little sea salt on the top and it was wonderful. I will make this foccacia again for company. Thank you for sharing.


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