Easy Focaccia


Parmesan and rosemary add a delicious flavor and aroma to this soft, chewy bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 1 ½ cups bread flour

  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast

  • 1 ⅓ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Stir together both flours and salt in a large, stoneware bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; sprinkle sugar and yeast into the well. Carefully pour the water into the well. Let stand until the yeast begins to act, about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour 2 tablespoons oil into the well. Stir the center of the mixture with a wooden spoon, gradually widening the are you are stirring to incorporate all the flour.

  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead just until smooth. Keep the dough soft.

  4. Pour 1/2 teaspoon oil into a clean bowl. Place the dough in the bowl, turning once to oil the top. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes.

  5. Grease a baking sheet with 1 teaspoon oil.

  6. Punch the dough down and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Gently press dough out to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.

  7. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over the top of the dough. Use the handle end of a wooden spoon to dimple the dough at 1 1/2 inch intervals. Sprinkle with rosemary and Parmesan cheese. Place in a cold oven on the center shelf. Place a flat pan of hot water on the shelf below the bread. Let rise until doubled in size, 20 to 25 minutes.

  8. Turn the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake the focaccia until browned on top, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the pan, and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.

Editor's Note:

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* 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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