Easy Focaccia Recipe:
Adopted from Gimme Some Oven
- 1 1/3 cup warm water, about 110 degrees F
- 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
- 1 (0.25 ounce) package active-dry yeast
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Wild Groves Kitchen Blend Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- flaked sea salt
- Add warm water (about 110°F) and sugar to a bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle the yeast on top of the water. Give the yeast a quick stir to mix it in with the water. Then let it sit for 5-10 minute until the yeast is foamy.
- In the same bowl, gradually add flour, olive oil and salt. Continue mixing the dough until it isn't too sticky and you can form a ball, about 4 minutes.
- Remove dough from the mixing bowl, and use your hands to shape it into a ball. Grease the mixing bowl (or a separate bowl) with olive oil or cooking spray, then place the dough ball back in the bowl and cover it with a damp towel. Place in a warm location (a warm oven or by a window) and let it rise for 45-60 minutes, or until the dough has nearly doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and roll it out into a large circle or rectangle until that the dough is about 1/2-inch thick*. Cover the dough with a greased piece of plastic wrap, and let the dough continue to rise for another 20 minutes.
- Remove the plastic wrap, and transfer the dough to a large baking sheet. Use your fingers to poke deep dents (seriously, poke all the way down to the baking sheet!) all over the surface of the dough. Then drizzle a tablespoon or two of olive oil evenly all over the top of the dough, and sprinkle evenly with the fresh rosemary needles and sea salt.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the dough is slightly golden and cooked through. Remove from the oven, and drizzle with a little more olive oil if desired.
- Slice and and serve warm.