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Homemade Focaccia Recipe

This Homemade Focaccia Recipe is simple to make and tastes AMAZING! Not just bread with olive oil, this dough is infused with Italian flavor and topped with even more. Homemade focaccia is the perfect side dish for any Italian meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy focaccia bread recipe, focaccia bread recipe, homemade focaccia
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 265kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cup water warm
  • 3 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more for drizzling
  • 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons thyme see note
  • 1 teaspoon basil see note
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary fresh, see note
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Combine both flours, yeast, salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbs in a large bowl. 
  • Slowly add and mix in 1 cup of the water, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and then the rest of the water or enough to form a sticky dough.
  • Knead for 5-6 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • If you are using a mixer, the dough will stick substantially to the bottom of the bowl but clean the sides.  If you are mixing by hand, it will be slightly sticky to the touch. 
  • Let rise (covered) in a lightly oiled bowl for 30 minutes. 
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Oil a baking sheet generously with olive oil. Pour dough onto the sheet and, with oiled hands, spread it out. If it only spreads so far and bounces back, rest 5 minutes and spread it again. 
  • Once the dough is spread over the entire sheet, let it rise (covered) for 15 more minutes. 
  • Once the dough has risen, press your fingertips into the dough to form dimples. Generously drizzle olive oil over the surface, letting it pool slightly in the dimples.
  • Sprinkle the coarse salt, fresh rosemary, and mozzarella evenly over the top of the dough.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. It will sound hollow when tapped. Let cool before serving.

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Notes

If you have fresh herbs, use them. 
If you don't have fresh rosemary, use 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary. If you don't have rosemary, you can substitue Italian seasoning. 

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.8% | Vitamin C: 0.9% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 17.3%