What is Focaccia, How to Make the Easiest Focaccia ?

If you want a pastry made with thyme and olive oil, focaccia that will bring a Mediterranean breeze to your kitchen, it will be indispensable for breakfast, next to tea times. You can also consume this flavor of Italian cuisine, which comes from the same origins with pastries as a word, as a meal alone.

So how is Focaccia made ? Here is the recipe :

Focaccia is the general name given to flat bread types in Italian cuisine prepared with flour, water, salt and yeast. Focaccia can be cooked like pizza dough. It can be eaten alongside meals or as a sandwich bread.

Focaccia (read focaccia) is one of the most popular breads of Italians. Sandwiches and vegetable-cheese toasts made with this bread, which resembles our Ramadan pita in appearance but are flavored with a lot of different ingredients unlike our pitas, are very famous not only in Italy but all over the world.

In the prehistoric period, this bread was prepared unleavened and its name 'panis focacius' in Roman language means flat bread baked under ash. However, if you consider that the homeland of all flat breads (pitas) is Anatolia and Egypt, it would not be wrong to think that focaccia was born in our region.

Now you can easily make the delicious Italian bread prepared with olive oil and fresh spices at home. All you have to do is to apply the materials and steps we have prepared for you.

Let's make Focaccia together:


* 500 grams of flour
* 375 grams of water
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 30 grams of fresh yeast
* 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil
* 1 tablespoon of honey
* 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
* 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
* Half a glass of pitted black olives
* 3/4 cup dried tomatoes

Mix the yeast with 1 glass of water and open it.

Put the flour and salt in the kneading bowl and mix.

Add the leavened water and start kneading with your hand.

Add the remaining water, honey and olive oil and start kneading.

Add the olives and tomatoes that you cut into cubes to the dough.

Finally, add the thyme and rosemary leaves.

Knead until you have a runny dough that sticks to the hand.

Spread the dough in the oiled ovenware.

Cover it with a damp cloth and wait for 25 minutes to ferment.

Then put the focaccia in the cold oven.

Set the oven to 180 degrees and cook for 35 minutes.

When you take it from the oven, brush it with olive oil, slice it when it is warm and serve.

Enjoy your meal...