Focaccia bread

Focaccia is our favorite yeast bread to make at home. Focaccia bread can be topped with anything: olives, caramelized onions, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes or peppers. Today, I am sharing a simple focaccia bread recipe. It has a crisp outside and soft inside, and is perfect to serve with dinner, soups, stews, or even sliced in half and used for sandwiches. 

Focaccia bread

Course: Breads and Rolls


Prep time


Cooking time




  • For the dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1.5 tsp Instant yeast/active dried yeast

  • 1 tbsp.  sugar

  •  2 tbsp. Olive Oil

  • For the Topping 

  • onion sliced

  • Black olive sliced

  • Bell Pepper/Capsicum sliced

  • Italian seasoning or finely chopped fresh herbs

  • olive oil


  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in the center and pour the water  into it and bind it into a sticky dough. Now you will see the dough leave your hands and become smooth. Knead for 10 minutes more till nice and elastic.
  • Grease a bowl with  Oil and put the kneaded dough into the bowl.
  • Cover and place in a warm place till risen and doubled in volume.
  • Punch dough and place on a greased 9×13 baking tray. Using your fingers, push and press the dough from center to out into a rectangle.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and leave to rise for another 30 to 40 minutes.
  • With the fingertips, dimple the top of each focaccia. Drizzle olive oil over the top. Sprinkle herbs and press down tomato, olive and pepper slices / halves evenly across the top. Let it sit for 15 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. or 374 Fahrenheit
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until brown.
  • Cool on the rack.

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