Olive and Peppers Focaccia

Olive and Peppers Focaccia

By 06/07/2015

During the last few days I have been very busy cooking and freezing party food. It is only a week to go before my wedding and I am preparing cold buffet style food to serve as an aperitive. As it will be impossible to prepare everything in the last couple of days I have made food that it is OK to freeze.

The day before I will be making puff pastry nibbles and last minute canapes hopefully with the help of my relatives who are coming over from Italy for the special day.

Focaccia is one of those breads that can freeze very well. I experimented this already and it was just as fresh as when it came out of the oven. After defrosting it you can liven it up by putting it in the oven for a few minutes.

I will be cutting this focaccia into bite size cubes, it will go ever so well with a glass of chilled Prosecco!

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 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.

You could do all of this with a food mixer too.

making focaccia dough

Put the dough on a baking tray over a sheet of oiled parchment paper and let it rest for a couple of hours in a warm place covered by a cling film.

freshly made dough

Wash the peppers, remove the seeds and filaments and chop them with the olives; put them in a bowl with 3 tbsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

chopped peppers

When the dough has risen distribuite the peppers and olives on the dough. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and a drizzle with a little more olive oil.

Focaccia olives and peppers

Cook at 200C or 390F for 30 minutes.

olive and peppers focaccia

Enjoy warm or cold.

I am entering this to "Bake of the Week".


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16 Responses to Olive and Peppers Focaccia

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Gosh..that topping looks so beautiful! Gorgeous colour contrast and flavour, Alida.

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Deliziosa e invitante questa focaccia, con l’ aggiunta dei peperoni deve essere molto gustosa! Baci!

    • Alida

      Thank you Julie

  3. All That I'm Eating

    I love focaccia but I’ve never attempted my own, this sounds so good.

    • Alida

      Thank you! It is very straightforward, just the same as breadmaking.

  4. Paige

    I am so impressed you are making appetizers for your own wedding! This looks awesome though. Thanks for sharing!

    • Alida

      Thank you! I will see how I am going to manage as I am making the cake too! It seems a crazy idea now but I know I will love it!

  5. speedy70

    Che bella focaccia, alta e soffice, sfiziosamente farcita, complimenti!!!!

  6. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dearest Alida,
    Thank you for thinking about me and sending your prayers as well. It has been a really rough time the whole month of June. I was in the hospital. I have had a bad case of Cellulitis on my leg. It has been so painful and it really takes so long to heal. The only way I would get some relief was laying down in the bed. This didn’t help my Lupus and MS as it was stressing me out so much. I have a nurse that comes 2 times a week to check my leg and my vitals. Thank God for pain killers, I am at least able to get up without crying from the pain. The doctors can’t figure out where or how I got this problem. I have not been on FB and have not posted anything to my blog as it has been hard to sit at my PC. Hopefully I will be back to blogging on Friday… I am sorry that I have not been able to get back to you sooner and read all of your posts. I am so glad that I did not miss your wedding..My wish is that you and your family enjoy the day and much happiness and success in your future. This recipe looks so yummy..I will try to read all of your posts one at a time. I have missed your recipes and your beautiful words. Blessings dear friend…..
    Be well….Dottie x

    • Alida

      Dear Dottie, I am so pleased you are on the mend. You have been greatly missed! Now all you can do is to take it easy and get better in time;look ahead to the future as you will only get better from now on. Thank you for all your kind wishes and I will be looking forward to your new posts xx

  7. Michael D. Baggetta

    Grazie Alida, I have never had Focaccia so it will be fun to try making it myself! It seems like a easy recipe and looks so delicious! I really enjoy your great photos which go with each step of the directions! Congratulations on your coming


    • Alida

      Thank you Michael, I am pleased you like my blog. Very excited about the wedding. All the best.

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  9. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    Yay! Congratulations!!! So excited for you about your wedding. The food will be incredible…wish I was going to be there;). This foccacia looks delicious…oh how I wish I could sink my teeth into it!!

    • Alida

      Thank you Vicky!

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