Easy Basic Focaccia Bread Recipe

It has been a over year since we last made focaccia bread. It is sad but true and it has been missed dearly. Focaccia bread is very versatile and can be used to make pizza, and bread for sandwiches or soup. It is light, soft, and so easy to make that for a time it was a staple in our house until we moved to Ireland. I can’t wait to surprise the family with this blast from the past and I hope you enjoy this recipe as well.


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Extra olive oil for rubbing on hands and on top of bread


Step 1. Add all dry ingredients to machine mixer and mix until well combined. 

Step 2. Add warm water and oil and mix on low for 5 minutes or until well combined. Dough should be soft but not sticky.

Step 3. Cover with warm damp tea towel and let rest for 20 minutes. 

Step 4. Preheat oven to 450°F and prepare whatever topping you w I do like to put on top of your bread. 

Step 5. oil your hand and take dough out of the bowl and place into parchment lined bake pan. Flatten dough to the shape of the pan and press down with finger tips making little finger indents all over the surface. Rub or brush with olive oil. Bake bread in the oven for 15minutes. You can also add your favorite spices and toppings before baking.

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