Ingredients - Dough

Ingredients - Optional


Recipe for 2 adults, 1 child for two days // four focaccias

Prep time 15 min / Cook time 12 min / Rise time 60 min / Total time 1.5h

Oven temperature: 220°C (200°C Umluft/Air circulation)


  • Mix the yeast with 150ml of warm water and a pinch of sugar and let it rest for a few minutes
  • Add the remaining water, 6 tbsp of oil, salt and flour, mix all the ingredients thoroughly and knead the dough until everything is well combined
  • Sprinkle some more flour over the dough and let it rest until it has more or less doubled in size (depending on the temperature 45-60min)
  • Divide and shape the dough into 4 balls and roll it out on a slightly floured surface
  • Place the Focaccias on a baking tray or grate covered with baking paper, cover it with a towel and let it rise for another 15-20 minutes
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C Umluft/Air circulation) and prepare the toppings
  • Sprinkle every Focaccia with some more olive oil and use your fingers or knuckles to make deep indentations in the dough
  • Add some salt and rosemary or any other seasoning you like
  • Optional: add some mozzarella, bell pepper or other ingredients for a special twist
  • Bake the Focaccias for about 20 minutes or until they look nice and golden


Focaccia is a canvas for delicious flavor combinations, so here are a few ideas to get you started:

Classic Combinations:

  • Tomato, Garlic, and Herbs: This is a timeless favorite. Use fresh cherry tomatoes, chopped garlic, and a sprinkle of fresh rosemary or thyme.
  • Olive Oil and Sea Salt: This simple approach lets the focaccia’s flavor shine through. Use a good quality extra virgin olive oil and a generous amount of flaky sea salt.

More Adventurous Options:

  • Roasted Vegetables: Roasted red peppers, onions, or zucchini add a burst of color and flavor. You can also try caramelized onions for a sweeter twist.
  • Cheese Lovers: Top your focaccia with crumbled feta, mozzarella, or even gorgonzola for a decadent treat. Pair it with some sliced grapes or walnuts for a sweet and savory combination.

Thinking Outside the Box:

  • Spicy Chickpea and Red Pepper: For a vegetarian option, try a topping made with mashed chickpeas, chopped red peppers, and a pinch of chili flakes.
  • Blackberry, Blue Cheese, and Honey: This unexpected combination is a delightful play on sweet and savory. Use roasted blackberries, crumbled blue cheese, and a drizzle of honey.

Remember, these are just a starting point. Feel free to experiment and create your own unique focaccia masterpiece!

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