If you don't have a bread stone, shape the dough in a circle on a greased, unheated baking sheet. Serve the round bread on its own or with soups and salads.

focaccia on wood boards

Carson Downing

Prep Time:
20 mins
Rise Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Bake Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins

One focaccia can be sliced into thirds and shared as three generous gifts. Small wood breadboards make charming delivery vehicles. To get the look, wrap a strip of waxed paper around the board and bread and tie with twine. For extra flair, tie a rosemary sprig to the board handle.


  • 4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1cup water (105ºF to 115ºF )

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 1½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • Flaky sea salt, pitted olives, garlic, and/or fresh rosemary


  1. In a large bowl combine 3 cups of the flour, the kosher salt, and yeast. Stir in the warm water until mixture is moistened (dough will be sticky and soft). Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours.

  2. Lightly coat a 15x10-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and drizzle with 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Stir remaining 1 cup flour into dough with a fork. Using a rubber spatula coated with cooking spray, gently spread dough in prepared baking pan (dough will be sticky). Cover with greased plastic wrap. Let rise at room temperature until puffy (1½ to 2 hours).

  3. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Poke top of dough all over with your fingers to create a dimpled surface. If you like, add olives, garlic, and/or rosemary. Drizzle remaining 2 Tbsp. oil over dough. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Bake 30 minutes or until golden. Let cool.

Herbed Focaccia:

Prepare as above, except add 2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary with the warm water, salt, and flour in step 1.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
1g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 583mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Folate, total 16.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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