Basic Focaccia


You may wish to top your focaccia with sliced tomato, red onion, olives, garlic, rosemary, walnuts……..


  • 500g bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried yeast
  • sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup coarse cornmeal (optional)


Put the flour in a bowl. Dissolve the yeast in 350mls of warm water, leave for 5 minutes until frothy. Make a well in the flour and gradually add the water and 4 tablespoons of olive oil, mixing to incorporate. Turn out onto a floured board and quickly knead for 2 minutes. The dough should be very damp. Clean the bowl and dry it and then oil it. Place the dough in the bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Leave in a warm spot until doubled in bulk

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  1. was looking at your basic focaccia recipe but it only goes as far as letting it rise.
    what temp does it get baked at and for how long?