I believe everybody knows what focaccia is right? It is that delicious flat oven-baked Italian bread, similar in style and texture to pizza dough that can be served as a snack, antipasto, appetizer or also as a bread, or simple at the end of the working day with your colleagues and friends enjoying an aperitif.
- 250 g white bread flour
- 1 tsp flake salt
- 1 sachet dried yeast
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 200 ml cold water
- extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- fine salt
How to do it:
Blend the yeast into the water and add the olive oil. Place the flour and fine salt into a large bowl. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together and with your hand or a wooden spoon stir to form a dough then knead the dough in the bowl for five minutes. Tip the dough onto an work surface and continue kneading for five more minutes.
Line the baking sheet with baking paper and flatten the dough onto the baking sheet, pushing to the corners, then leave to rise for at least 5 hours. I put it to rise inside the oven, but with the oven turned off of course. Usually I do it after lunch and then for dinner my focaccia is ready to be cooked.
Before cooking it, use your fingers to poke deep dents all over the surface of the dough, which creates little pockets for the olive oil to pool, and also prevents your dough from rising too high while baking, drizzle the dough with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with flake salt, rosemary leaves and olives if you wish or dried tomatoes, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 250 degrees or until the dough is slightly golden.
When cooked, drizzle with a little more extra virgin olive oil and serve hot or warm.
It is crispy on the outside and fragrant inside and it is very light, you see all the bubbles from the dough 🙂
We served it with cold cuts, cheese, pickles and a good red wine of course.
Troppo buona la focaccia e la tua ha un’aria così golosa😋😋😋 Nemo&Nancy di NemoInCucina!!!
Grazie mille 😊😉 Vero! E’ troppo buona 😋😋 Buon fine settimana 😉😊🌸
Oh that makes me so hungry!
Really delicious 😋 And is good with everything 😉😊
I made some a long time ago and it was ok. It was before the internet so my recipe collection was limited. I have tons now, but now I’m disabled and can’t cook like I did before. :/ I’m saving your recipe for one of those days when I decide to cook!
Thank you Deb 😊 Yes, there are a lot of recipes out there 😊 I always try to make mine simple and fast 🤪😋
Fantastic promotion of Italian cooking tradition! You should be sponsored by the Embassy there! Have a great weekend!
🤪🤪 oh yes, that would be great 😉😊 Have a wonderful weekend too! 😉
Yum! Is it really that easy? I am going to try this this week!
Oh yes, really that easy 😉 You will love it 😉😊
Looks so delicious and I bet will taste better than it looks😍😋
It is really delicious 😋😉
That seems so easy to make! I’ve had a jalepeno cheddar one and that was really good!
Yes, very easy and delicious! Jalapeño cheddar wow 😮 😋😊
You gotta try it now! Haha
😉😋 exactly 😉🌸
I like focaccia. I wouldn’t make it all from scratch tho but I do occasionally buy it in the supermarket 😉
Yes, it is really good! Not so difficult to do it from scratch either 😉😋
Well I didn’t know it’s the name 😁 it’s very delicious along with wine and red cuts and pickles 😋 yummy!! Great table 😌 Cheers 🥂
Oh yes! A simple meal but so so delicious 😋 😊😘🤗
sure it is! 😊😊🤗🤗
Pickles always 😉😊
That looks delicious and something to make …Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂
Thank you Carol! Yes, is really simple and delicious 😋 😉
ooohh.. that’ s makes me hunggrrry!! 🙂
😋😋😋😉😉😉 thank you Flor 😉😉
Looks yuummmmmmmy but I haven’t tasted it yet,I am sure I shall be able to taste it when I shall meet you, I mean If… thanks for sharing it.
Thank you 😊Yes, is really delicious! And not difficult to do 😉 If we will have the occasion to meet, I’ll be glad to share it 🤪😊
So nice of you.
I love this post! You are very good at providing delicious, simple recipes. You explain everything so well, too.
Thank you very much for your kind words! I always try to make things easy 😉
This looks so tasty!😋😋😋
It really is Betty 😋😉😊
It looks so good 😍 I’m hungry now!
😋😋 I’m glad you like it 😉 Is really good 😊😉
It looks delicious!
Thank you 😊It really is 😋😉
Wow, this sounds and looks so darn good! I wish I could reach through the screen and take a bite! 🤗
I wish I could send you through screen 🤪😉 Is really delicious 😋Thank you Beckie 😉🤗
So do I! LOL! 😅 😆
That close up is killing me, Ribana, I want to lick my screen 😀
Thank you very much Mel 😋😉 Sometimes, I think the screen doesn’t make it justice 😊🤪 It is really really delicious 😋Great with everything 😛😋😉
Sometimes I read posts late at night and when I see enticing food on my screen, my saliva suddenly floats my mouth 😀
A little snack before going to bed 😉😋🍕
Yes, straight away to pantry! 😀
Oh, that looks SOOOOOOOOO good!
Thank you Jeanne 😊 It is really delicious 😋😉
You are very welcome. 🙂
😋😋 thank you 😊Really delicious 😋
This is one of the first times I’ve read a recipe on line where I not only exclaimed “YUMMY”, but one in which I already have all the ingredients. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This and cold cuts and pickles, etc. will be on my brunch table tomorrow.
Thank you very much Barbara 😊 I’m glad you like it and I hope you enjoyed it 😋😊 Simple ingredients can make delicious food 😉😋
Wow – yum
Oh boy, that really looks yummy! I have only had it from the grocery but I think I could make this, thanks for the recipe!
Thank you 😊Yes, pretty easy to make it at home too 😉😊
Your ingredients are very similar to my pizza dough that I use for homemade pizza 🍕 There’s so many things you can do with this dough. So far I’ve made several homemade pizzas and one batch of crackers seasoned with sesame and parmesan because I was bored one day and felt ambitious lol. Your recipe looks so yummy and I absolutely love your pictures! ♥️
One thing I learned is that I’m terrible at taking pictures during the process of cooking. You’ve truly got a gift for cooking and baking 😋🌸
Thank you very much Hilary for your kind words! 🤗 Yes, the dough is very similar to pizza dough, only that this has oil in it 😉 I do homemade pizza too, usually Sunday evening is homemade pizza time 😛😋 it’s so fun to make it 😉
I’m sure the crackers were good too 😉
I’m trying my best to take pictures while cooking even if sometimes I think a picture doesn’t do justice to the plate 🤪 I would love to be able to share the yumminess of the food 😛🤪
I add olive oil to my pizza dough and also add corn meal to the bottom of of the dough to prevent it from sticking. We have a pizza stone just for pizza because I make so much pizza 🍕😋 That’s awesome that you also make homemade pizza too! Your pictures make my mouth water 🥖🍞🍕♥️
I’m glad you like them 😋😊 Usually I use to do it in the normal oven tray and recently I’ve bought the pizza stone too 🤪😋 I like it too much 😉😋 you are an expert of the pizza 🍕 well done 😉😊 Thank you Hilary for your kind words! I’m very grateful 💕🤗🌸
This looks delicious!! 😍
Thank you 😊 It really is 😊😉
It really is 😉😋
Looks so good! I love focaccia bread so much and especially making it.
Thank you! Yes, simple and delicious! 😉😋
Yes that’s perfect I’m my opinion.
I have never made this one! On my list!
Simple and delicious 🙂 You will love it 🙂