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Bake with Me: Best Focaccia Recipes for Beginners to Try Out!

If you’re looking for a great appetizer recipe to bake that’s simple but can impress guests? then keep reading! Today we’re going to talk about focaccia bread! Focaccia is a kind of flatbread that originated in Italy. It’s commonly enjoyed as a side dish, appetiser and even as a main course.

You can pair it with anything you like whether it’s sweet, savoury or even tangy. But one of its most popular pairs is olive oil with balsamic vinegar and a dash of salt and pepper. It tastes great, looks exquisite and is undeniably easy to make!

This is perfect for simple dinner plans, wine nights, parties and gatherings or to simply have sitting on your kitchen counter. So to help you whip up some delicious focaccia bread, below are beginner-friendly recipes that are simply divine!

How to make simple focaccia bread?

As a starting baker, focaccia is a great challenger to take on. It’s easy but the results will surely get people thinking it was done by a chef! In this recipe, you’ll be learning how to make a classic and simple focaccia bread. Check out what you need and how to make focaccia below:


Make sure to have these ingredients ready before deciding to make some focaccia!

  • 4 cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups of warm water
  • And toppings of choice (ex. Grated parmesan cheese, rosemary and so on.)


To successfully bake your focaccia bread, make sure to follow the instructions as accurately as you can.

Step 1: Get a large bowl and add in your dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar and yeast) then mix well until all are incorporated.

Step 2: To create your dough, slowly add your warm water and olive oil to the dry mixture and steer until you form a dough. Then prep a dry surface covered in flour then knead your dough for about 5 to 7 minutes until it becomes elastic and smooth. Make sure the dough isn’t sticky while you knead, so simply add flour if needed.

Step 3: Then prepare a container and grease it up. Place your dough in and let it sit with a clean kitchen towel over it. Leave it for 1 to 2 hours and watch how it doubles in size! While waiting preheat your oven to 425 F (220 C) and prepare a greased baking sheet.

Step 4: Once the dough has risen, punch down on the dough to get rid of any air bubbles. Then transfer it to your greased baking sheet and help the dough fill in the baking sheet’s edges.

Step 5: Then grab your olive oil and drizzle some on your dough. With your fingers, press down on the focaccia dough to create dimples all over the surface. This is what will give your focaccia its iconic dimpled texture.

Step 6: Now you can add in your desired toppings then place the focaccia into your preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until you start to notice the focaccia turning golden brown at the top.

Step 7: After, remove your focaccia from the oven and let it cool before eating. Let it sit for about  5 minutes then enjoy!

How to make rosemary garlic focaccia bread?

Now you know how a classic focaccia bread is made, it’s now time to step it up and challenge yourself to try out something new! Focaccia rosemary garlic bread isn’t so much different from how classic focaccia is made, but it does involve steps that you need to know to make it “extra.”

Check out everything you need and how to make focaccia rosemary garlic bread down below:


  • Fresh garlic (around 2 cloves or more)
  • Rosemary
  • 4 cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups of warm water


To be able to whip up a perfect rosemary garlic focaccia, make sure to accurately follow the directions down below:

Step 1: Finely chop up your garlic and add some olive oil along with your rosemary. Gather your dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, and yeast) and place them in a large basin. Mix all your dry ingredients thoroughly to combine. 

Step 2: To make the dough, gradually incorporate the warm water and your garlic olive oil into the dry ingredients. Continue until the dough comes together. Prepare a dry area with flour, then knead your dough for 5 to 7 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic. When kneading, make sure the dough isn’t sticky by adding flour as necessary.

Step 3: Next, have a container ready and oil it. Put your dough inside and cover it with a fresh kitchen towel to let it settle. Observe how it doubles in size after being left for an hour or two. While you wait, prepare a greased baking sheet and preheat the oven to 425 F (220 C).

Step 4: After the dough has risen, press firmly on it to remove any air bubbles. Then, move it to the baking sheet that has been oiled, and press the dough into the edges of the baking sheet.

Step 5: Take your olive oil and sprinkle a little on the dough. Put pressure on the focaccia dough with your fingers to make divots all over the surface. Your focaccia’s signature dimpled texture will result from this.

Step 6: At this point, you can add your chosen toppings. Next, bake the focaccia in your preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top of the bread begins to become golden brown.

Step 7: After that, take your rosemary garlic focaccia out of the oven and allow it to cool before consuming. After letting it settle for about five minutes, enjoy!

Take away

Now you know 2 simple yet delicious focaccia recipes, you can now bake this anytime you please– for home parties, gatherings, dinners and so much more! And we bet your guests will surely be impressed with your artisan bread! So whether you like the classic focaccia or the rosemary garlic one, you can always use this article as your guide!



Writer and market analyst Rachel Marquez has more than 5 years of experience. She specializes in producing beginner-friendly trading techniques, guides, and tips. Also, she recommends FP Markets as the top broker for trading CFDs and forex.

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