Focaccia with Rosemary

Focaccia with Rosemary

By 06/08/2012

Today I have been sitting at the beach for most of the day whilst cooling down every so often in the sea. Temperatures are reaching 35 C here in Italy and sweating under a stove would be a suicide right now. Also it is easy to feel lazy and just make very quick and easy meals.

One of my favourites is just pasta with homemade tomato sauce (thanks to my hard working mum!), fresh basil and olive oil. It is a light meal and just so damn good. But today I was craving for something a bit different.

I made a pizza base and made good use of my mum's big bush of rosemary in the garden. With plenty of olive oil I made aΒ  focaccia style but not quite like a focaccia. Very nice though.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes



Melt the yeast with the warm water and the sugar. Add the flour, 4 tbsp of olive oil and salt.

With your hands mix the ingredients together. Work the dough for a few minutes, shape it into a ball, put it in a bowl and leave it to rest in a warm place covered with a cloth.

After a couple of hours work the dough again with your hands for 10 minutes. Put some oil on your hands and lay the pastry onto two baking trays. Put some more oil on your hands if you find it difficult to stretch it as the pastry can be sticky.
The dough needs to be a little sticky as it will make a nice, soft and crisp pizza.

Let it rest for another hour covered with a cloth and then sprinkle the finely chopped rosemary and olive oil on top.
Put it in a hot oven at 200 C for about 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy it warm or cold.

Rosemary focaccia
Rosemary focaccia
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29 Responses to Focaccia with Rosemary

  1. Pola M

    Be it a pizza or a focaccia it looks delicious! And I'd love to have some!

  2. Gloria

    This pizza dough look amazing:)

  3. Pegasuslegend

    I just made something similar to this and oh many is it ever good love the fresh taste of Rosemary this pizza looks fabulous! AS always another winner!

  4. Anne

    It looks gorgeous:) hope you have a lovely week!~Anne

  5. The View From The Table

    Fabulous Alida and weirdly very similar to my pizza bianca that I made tonight and will be posting tomorrow! I'm missing Italy so much, it's torrential rain here… Enjoy, enjoy πŸ™‚

  6. Marina@Picnic at Marina

    Alida, I would be doing the same thing: just sitting on the beach and enjoying the weather…:) I love rosemary, I can only imagine how good this pizza is! πŸ™‚

  7. Vanessa @ Cakes and Teacups

    Oh gosh, I love white pizza! I will have to make this Alida. It's going to be a big hit here with the family : ) Bookmarked and printed… : )

  8. melania

    Your pizza is gorgeus:-))))better of Naples:-))))sorry for my english XD…have a nice day…kiss:-)

  9. Mich - Piece of Cake

    Rosemary is my favourite and I actually grow my own pot of it… Sounds like I could make this pizza with my freshly grown herbs. This simple pizza sounds delicious.

  10. R.Punitha

    Hi Alida, White pizza Looks YYuummYY !!!!Excellent presentation :)Keep on

  11. elly

    Pizza bianca al rosmarino???? Buonissima e presentata benissimo!! Complimenti soprattutto per aver acceso il forno con questo caldo! Ma anche da te temperature infernali???? Bacione!

  12. Anyol

    Riquisimo, Me gusta aromatizar la masa, queda muy bien.

  13. simran

    have fun!!!very nice pizza…simple n good!

  14. Ivana Zamparini

    mmm… looking forward to join you at the beach!! just 2 days to go! yeah!

  15. unikorna

    What a brilliant idea Alida…, now I kinda feel guilty for the salami pizza I ate a few days ago :). Kisses lovely beautiful lady.

  16. La cucina di Molly

    Anche se fa troppo caldo, il forno l'accenderei lo stesso per questa favolosa pizza, Γ¨ troppo buona! Ciao

  17. Carmen Anderson

    This is very simple and tasty idea! Look forward to trying it soon!

  18. Hema

    Very flavorful, looks fantastic..

  19. Carmine Volpe

    io non amo la pizza con il pomodoro e preferisco la focaccia immagino il profumo di rosmarino nella cottura, complimenti sembra venuta benissimo

  20. ~~louise~~

    White Pizza is the only kind of pizza I truly enjoy. Add some Rosemary, my very best favorite herb, and I'm in heaven!!!Thanks for sharing, Alida…

  21. Catherine

    Dear Alida, White pizza is a favorite here. This looks wonderful. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  22. Pauline

    Hello Alida, I just came across your blog on Kitchen Riffs and I know I am going to just love it. I have seen some recipes that I want to try already. I look forward to getting to know you on your blog. I hope you might find something on my blog that interest you as well. This foccaccia recipe looks absolutely delicious. Pauline

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