Herb Focaccia Recipe

Herb Focaccia Recipe

By 06/03/2015

Making focaccia is almost the same as making bread. You don't need particular skills and the smell and taste of freshly baked focaccia is well worth all the effort.

Adding fresh herbs is the key to a delicious and aromatic focaccia along of course with good quality olive oil which is another very prevalent ingredient.

If you are not going to eat all your focaccia on the same day, you can freeze it. After defrosting it warm it up in the oven for a few minutes it will taste just as fresh.


  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 35 minutes



Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the water and oil together, then stir them into the flour mixing well. Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes.

Herb Focaccia Recipe

Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size, it takes about 1 hr 30 min but you can leave it for longer if you can.

Look at this! You can see the dough has risen well. This is the way to make sure your focaccia will be soft and fragrant.

Herb Focaccia Recipe

Work the dough again on your working top for a couple of minutes then place it into an oiled, roughly 22cm x 32cm baking tray. Cover the dough again with a clean tea towel and leave to prove until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 200°C or 390 F.

Herb Focaccia Recipe

Scatter the dough with the herbs and sea salt, pulling the thyme and rosemary into smaller sprigs. Press your fingers all over the dough to make dimples. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden.

Herb Focaccia Recipe

Herb Focaccia Recipe

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9 Responses to Herb Focaccia Recipe

  1. All That I'm Eating

    Love the sound of this and focaccia is something I’ve always wanted to try myself.

  2. gloria

    Love this focaccia ! look lovely!!!

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    What a beautiful Focaccia bread. I love when the dough rises. It looks so amazing and light. Focaccia usually disappears in my house as soon as you place it down on a plate.. Everyone loves this. I have never used Allison Flour. I looked on the site for Allison Flour and it is interesting. I love the fact it looks like your kids were involved. Children just love to touch flour and dough. I remember when my son was young he would love to punch out the dough. Wonderful recipe and thank you for sharing..Hope that your weekend is fabulous. I think we have seen the last of the snow storms. Next week we will be in the 40-50’s degrees. Maybe spring is around the corner…
    Dottie 🙂

  4. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Wonderful texture and great combination of herbs! I have a GF recipe ready to try for focaccia…. Must try it soon. Not sure it will be as lovely as this though!

  5. la cucina di Molly

    Complimenti Alida, che bella focaccia, mi piace così aromatizzata! Buon weekend, ciao!

  6. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    You did a fantastic job creating this herbed focaccia, Alida. It has beautiful open crumb and golden brown crust that I really love. Excellent!

  7. Diana

    love those little hands kneading the dough! 🙂

  8. Fiver Feeds

    Focaccia is my favorite type of bread. I’ll use your recipe, just add something new 🙂

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