Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

An easy and very tasty recipe for focaccia bread. Great served with oil and vinegar for dipping.


1 teaspoon white sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt


In a small bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water. Let stand 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture with flour; stir to combine. Stir in additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all of the flour is absorbed. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 1 minute.

Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F

Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface; knead briefly. Pat or roll the dough into a sheet and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush the dough with oil and sprinkle with salt, dimble the bread by poking all around.

Bake for 10-15 minutes.