Mini Focaccia – Entertaining nibbles

Mini Focaccia – Entertaining nibbles

By 15/12/2014

Entertaining is sometimes best with finger food. It gives you more freedom if you are hosting; guests can help themselves and you can enjoy your party too. I have learnt to do this as much as possible when I have people around.

These focaccine look cute and they are very moreish. Warm, freshly made bread dough is always irresistible and if topped with good quality olive oil, herbs and olives, then you won't be able to stop until they are all gone.

Of course you can use any topping you fancy but don't overdo it. The more simple the topping the better. You want to enjoy the flavour and fragrance of freshly made dough and of the olive oil.

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



In a bowl dissolve the yeast with the sugar in little warm water. Add the remaining water, 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of salt, the flour and make a smooth ball. Knead the dough energetically for 10 minutes and let it rest in a bowl in a warm place for 2 hours covered with a cloth. It should double in size.

making dough

After the resting time work the dough for a further couple of minutes. Help yourself with a little extra flour if the dough feels too sticky.

focaccia dough

Cut the dough into small pieces and make balls the size of an egg.

balls of dough

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Shape the dough with your hands, flatten it and make circles or any shape you like.

Mini Focaccia Recipe

Chop the rosemary finely and mix it with 4 tbsp of olive oil. Put a teaspoon of mixture on each piece of dough and spread it well.

Mini Focaccia Recipe

Put the halved olives, halved cherry tomatoes on top and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

Mini Focaccia Recipe

Let them rest for 30 minutes then cook them at 200C for about 20 minutes until nice and golden. Drizzle with more olive oil and serve warm.

Mini Focaccia Recipe

Mini Focaccia Recipe


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16 Responses to Mini Focaccia – Entertaining nibbles

  1. mae

    That sounds like a really delicious snack food!

    • Alida

      Thank you Mae!

  2. gloria

    I love these mini focaccias 🙂

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Mini is cuter and easier for portion-control. These focaccia nibbles look very tasty, Alida.

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Yet another wonderful, delicious, and festive recipe you have to share. Thes are so cute and a perfect finger food. I like you, enjoy appetizers more than a full meal at times when you have guests. You can really enjoy your guests and the food always seems so good. This recipe is very simple and the flavor must be incredible! It seems to me that the simplest of foods are the best, you get the true flavor of the Olive Oil, and the spices. Wonderful post and recipe. Thanks for sharing…Have a wonderful week.
    Dottie 🙂

  5. Dominique

    These look amazing! I have book marked the page and will definitely be making these before Christmas. thanks for sharing x

    • Alida

      Thank you Dominique!

  6. la cucina di Molly

    Che buone le focaccette, sono degli stuzzichini molto sfiziosi, ideali per l’aperitivo! Bravissima!!! Un abbraccio!

  7. Pam

    Perfect, Alida! Tiny little bites, perfect this time of year! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Alida

      Thank you Pam!

  8. Louise

    Aren’t those just darling little bundles of goodness, Alida. I’m sure I would eat way too many of them before ever serving them but, it sure would be worth it! Simple is ever lasting goodness:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…I’m going to save this. Who knows, maybe they will be my next yeast project:)

  9. Catherine

    Dear Alida, These mini bites are delicious looking. I am sure they disappear in a minute. xo Catherine

  10. Diana

    Cosi’ carini!!! Pieno di colori anche! Fabulous!

  11. Susan

    These look so adorable, and I’m sure they taste wonderful. I love all these flavors, rosemary, olive oil, olives … It looks great. 🙂

    • Alida

      Thanks Susan!

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