This recipe is simple and easy! You can add garlic, oregano, or sun dried tomatoes to spice it up!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, dissolve honey and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • Add 1 cup flour, salt, and 3 tablespoons olive oil to the yeast mixture. Stir until combined and then work in the last cup of flour. Knead the dough until smooth, elastic, and soft, about 7 minutes. Add only enough flour to keep the dough from being sticky. 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 1 hour.

  • Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. Place in greased 9x13 inch pan or baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Poke dimples in the bread and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

354.8 calories; 7.1 g protein; 49.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 293.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2005
This is a great recipe! So simple, and easy to follow. No guessing here! I've tried a few focaccia recipes on this site, and I like this one for the great directions. Plus it doesn't use a bread machine, as so many other recipes on here do. My only complaint is that it doesn't make enough! :) I will double the recipe next time, as this one was gone in no time here (and it's just me, my hubby, and my two kids- a 3 yr. old and a one yr. old!) I almost passed this recipe up before because it looked too simple, but that was easily modified by adding a teapsoon of Italian Seasoning herb blend, and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. I used half whole wheat for this recipe. Served with Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup. I'm glad I tried this recipe; I will be making it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2011
Well it rose nicely the first time. Much less so on the 2nd rise. So it was much thinner than I would have liked - about 1/2" total. Could be because I rolled it too thin. Also it seemed really bland. Read More
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144 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 101
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2005
This is a great recipe! So simple, and easy to follow. No guessing here! I've tried a few focaccia recipes on this site, and I like this one for the great directions. Plus it doesn't use a bread machine, as so many other recipes on here do. My only complaint is that it doesn't make enough! :) I will double the recipe next time, as this one was gone in no time here (and it's just me, my hubby, and my two kids- a 3 yr. old and a one yr. old!) I almost passed this recipe up before because it looked too simple, but that was easily modified by adding a teapsoon of Italian Seasoning herb blend, and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. I used half whole wheat for this recipe. Served with Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup. I'm glad I tried this recipe; I will be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2003
This was not difficult at all to make. It was worth the work. The seven minutes of kneading really paid off. I topped it with chopped garlic and fresh rosemary and baked it on the pizza stone. My husband practically ate the whole thing himself. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2006
This bread is just as the title says "Fantastic". I quadrupled it the amount of yeast I used was 1 1/2 teas. of SAF brand yeast. I dimpled the surface of the bread and poured on the olive oil and then put on pieces of roasted red and yellow pepper and then sprinkled with Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. It was too good!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2007
I used my KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook to do the kneading and even so it took quite a bit longer than 7 minutes to make the dough soft. I also added an Italian mix of spices as the mixer kneaded. Before putting it in the oven I spread kosher salt on top of the olive oil. Interestingly my dough did not rise very much even after the first rise and I was concerned that it would be rock-like but I saw another very similar recipe which recommended the second rising be only 30 minutes so I followed those directions since my bread didn't seem to be rising anyway. I am pleased to report that in the end the bread was quite tasty. I'll be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
A fantastic, EASY focaccia recipe. I baked it straight onto the Pizza stone. I also shaped the dough after it had risen and placed on top garlic, rosemary, basil and some fresh parmesan cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
Simply delicious! My first bread using yeast I can't seem to bake enough because everyone wants to try it! I added herbs the second time around - a tsp each of oregano rosemary basil thyme and garlic salt (omitting the other salt). I prefer it herbed but it was tasty any way I made it! I'm already looking forward to making more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2005
My husband made this for me. He could not beleive how easy it was to do! He sprinkeled the top with Mrs. Dash Gallant Garlics classic Italiano. Then made it into a Portabello Mushroom sandwich to die for! Thanks for the recipe! It will be a staple in my house! Jen Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2005
This is a very easy and simple bread to make especially for a first time bread maker which I was before this recipe. I've made focaccia three times and every time it taste great. One of my friends tried it and she said it was even better than what she gets at her favorite Italian cafe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Amazing! I used 5 Tbsp of olive oil and put it in a bowl mixed with 2 garlic cloves minced 1Tbsp of rosemary a pinch of fresh ground pepper 1/4 tsp oregano and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes and a pinch of sea salt. I did this first to let the spices marrinade in the oil before getting the yeast ready. The added herbs and spices was just the way I like it. This is a great and easy recipe that is versatile. You could add any combination of herbs spices or even veggies (sundried tomatoes olives jalopeneos ect.). While the bread was cooling from the oven I brushed about 1 tsp of olive oil on the top and sprinkled shredded parmessan cheese on top. Note: I thought that the pan size was too big for the amount of dough so I baked mine in a pie plate and it worked out great. I will be making this lots with different flavor combinations. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2011
Well it rose nicely the first time. Much less so on the 2nd rise. So it was much thinner than I would have liked - about 1/2" total. Could be because I rolled it too thin. Also it seemed really bland. Read More
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