What is Focaccia?
Focaccia is an Italian recipe. It’s a flat bread made with olive oil. It originated in Genoa, Italy and has since become one of the most popular breads in the world.
You can eat Focaccia bread any time of the day, with coffee for breakfast, with a glass of wine during meal time, or as a snack or appetizer throughout the day.
Last month, when I traveled in Italy, I had so many different variations of this bread that I have decided to share this easy and no-fuss Facaccia recipe with you. It takes less than 2 hours, 5 basic ingredients and no kneading to make it, and the end result is utterly delicious!
The recipe calls for just a few ingredients; it’s seriously the easiest bread recipe ever!
- Olive oil
- All-purpose flour
- Instant yeast
- Warm water
The dough is made by mixing all the ingredients above. It’s then rolled out into a thin layer and placed on a baking tray. Fingers are used to mark it.
For the toppings, I chose sea salt flakes, garlic, fresh rosemary and oregano, yielding the most amazing and delicious homemade Italian bread.
This recipe is very versatile and you can add a variety of toppings and ingredients and turn the bread into something different:
- Use herbs such as rosemary, oregano or sage.
- Olives can be added to the dough.
- Sliced onion can be used as a topping for the dough.
- Vegetables such as artichoke and mushrooms can be added as the toppings.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Calories?
The bread is only 375 calories, much lower than many breads.
Is it Vegan and Healthy?
This is a healthy vegan recipe as it calls for olive oil instead of butter. Also, no diary products are present in the recipe.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
This meal is best served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s a fabulous side dish for an Italian dinner. For a wholesome Italian meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Focaccia Bread Recipe
No-fuss and easy Focaccia bread recipe that calls for five basic ingredients that yields soft, fluffy and aromatic Focaccia that pairs well with any main dishes or as a snack or appetizer.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, to drizzle into the pan
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoons chopped rosemary
- 1 tablespoon chopped oregano
Drizzle about 2 tablespoons olive oil into a 9" x 13" pan.
Combine all of the Dough ingredients, and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 60 seconds.
Scoop the sticky batter into the prepared pan, cover the pan, and let it rise at room temperature for 60 minutes.
While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F.
Gently poke the dough all over with your index finger.
Drizzle it lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with the salt, minced garlic, rosemary and oregano.
Bake the bread until it's golden brown, 30 minutes. Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack and cut into pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Adapted from King Arthur Flour.