Michael's Foccacia Bread


This version of the classic is easy to make while remaining authentic and true to the original. This may be the fastest yeast bread you make; it takes only one hour from conception to completion. Romano or Asiago cheese are nice to use instead of Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 - 10x15 inch pan


  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 cups warm water

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt


  1. Dissolve honey in the warm water in a large bowl, then sprinkle yeast over the top. Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to foam. Stir in 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, onions, and 5 cups of flour until the dough comes together. Knead on a well floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 415 degrees F (215 degrees C).

  3. Place dough onto oiled baking sheet, and flatten to cover the whole sheet evenly. Use the tips of your fingers to make indentations all over the dough spaced about 1 inch apart. Drizzle the focaccia with 3 tablespoons olive oil, then sprinkle rosemary, Parmesan cheese, and remaining 1 tablespoon of kosher salt over the top. Let rise for 10 minutes

  4. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
6g Fat
42g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 987mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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