Onion Herb Focaccia Bread

Recipe by Enjolinfam
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 16-20
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Sprinkle yeast into 1 cup warm water and stir with fork to dissolve. Let sit for five minutes. Mix flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the dissolved yeast and the oil.
  • Mix in the flour a little at a time. Add the additional 1/4 cup water one tablespoon at a time, to form a soft sticky dough. Add more water, one tablespoon at a time only if needed. Dough should not be dry.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Brush top of dough with olive oil and cover with a dish towel. Let rise until doubled in size, about 30-40 minutes. Punch down and divide the dough into two pieces. Place on cookie sheet and stretch dough into rectangular shape approx 6x12 inches each.
  • Let rise again until double, approximately 30 minutes, then use finger tips to gently press into the surface of the dough to form "dimples" about 1/2 inch deep. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs and onion slivers.
  • Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Serve hot or room temperature.