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3 pieces of focaccia cut stack with one on the side

Easy Homemade Focaccia

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Resting Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 31 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 ½ cups (400 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • cup water, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt


  • In a large bowl add in the water, sugar, and yeast. Wait for 5 minutes until the yeast starts to foam. Add, to your yeast mixture, olive oil. Mix until combined.
  • Add in the flour. Mix and when the flour is almost incorporated into the mixture add 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix until all is combined.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place (I like using the microwave) for 3 hours.
  • Then oil a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Also, I like using my stone cookie sheet. Just add oil and no parchment paper
  • After the 3 hours, your dough will be very sticky and bubbly. Pour the dough into the prepared pan, I found that putting a dash of oil in my hands makes it easier to spread.
  • Gently spread the dough on the baking sheet as best as you can. Use your fingers to make 3-4 holes in the dough. Then sprinkle the kosher salt all over the dough, to your liking. I use about 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Place the baking sheet in a warm place or back in the microwave for 2 hours. 
  • 30 minutes before the 2 hours is ending, preheat the oven to 425F
  • Place the focaccia in the oven. Bake for 18 to 21 minutes or until the focaccia becomes golden.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Bread, Focaccia, Italian