Focaccia is a classic Italian bread recipe, known and loved in many regions of the country. In Italy, the way one prepares focaccia depends on where you are in the country. Some can be found “smeared with tomato sauce, or studded with olives, or peppered with rosemary, or entirely eclipsed by a layer of cheese and charcuterie. It can be circular or square, and it can be made with butter or olive oil or lard.”
In this blog post, DLS Language Training Supervisor, Simona Westlund, shares her Italian focaccia recipe from Sardinia. Get your ingredients ready and follow along with this recipe to make some delicious Italian focaccia!
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil, rosemary, or olives
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Combine flour, water, and yeast, then let rest for 15 minutes.
- Add salt.
- Fold bread into itself with a spatula, three times every 30 minutes.
- Prepare pan with oil and a sprinkle of salt.
- Pour the dough into the pan and stir around to spread the oil.
- Let rest for five minutes and poke with fingers or a fork.
- Add rosemary or olives, then let rest for 15 minutes.
- Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool on a cookie rack and enjoy!
Preparation time: 2 1/2 Hours
Serves: 6-8 people
We hope you try out this recipe and enjoy some traditional Italian focaccia! If you do, let us know by commenting or emailing us at email@example.com.