Italian focaccia

A must-have recipe for every home cook!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 30 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 252 / Protein 5g / Carbohydr. 37g / Fat 9g

Ingredients (8 servings)

2 clovesfresh garlic (divided)
1 tsprosemary (divided)
2 tspactive dry yeast
1 tspsugar
250 mlwater
400 gall-purpose flour
5 tbspolive oil (divided)
1 tspsalt
1 tsppaprika powder
sea salt for garnish


baking sheet, oven, sieve, parchment paper, cutting board, knife, standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hook attachment

Wine Tip

A food-friendly wine with a pleasant minerality and notes of fresh apples and citrus fruits.

Step 1

Italian focaccia

Thinly slice half of garlic and mince the rest. Finely chop rosemary.

cutting board, knife

2 cloves fresh garlic / 1 tsp rosemary

Step 2

Italian focaccia

Dissolve yeast and sugar in lukewarm water and let sit for approx. 15 to 20 minutes, or until mixture is foamy. Sift flour into standing mixer. Pour yeast and sugar into standing mixer.

sieve, standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hook attachment

2 tsp active dry yeast / 1 tsp sugar / 250 ml water / 400 g all-purpose flour

Step 3

Italian focaccia

Add olive oil, salt, paprika, garlic, and rosemary to stand mixer and mix for approx. 10 min, scraping down the bowl as needed. Cover and set dough aside to let rise in a warm place for approx. 60 min., or until almost doubled in size.

4 tbsp olive oil / 1 tsp salt / 1 tsp paprika powder / 1 clove garlic (minced) / 0.5 tsp rosemary

Step 4

Italian focaccia

Flatten out dough until it is approx. the thickness of your thumb. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Lightly press holes into the surface of dough with index finger. Cover dough again, then, preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Before placing dough in oven, once again lightly press holes into its surface with index finger. Brush with olive oil and garnish with rest of garlic and rosemary. Bake in preheated oven at 200°C/400°F. for approx. 20 – 25 min. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

baking sheet, oven, parchment paper

1 clove garlic (sliced) / 0.5 tsp rosemary / sea salt for garnish