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I am in love with this ridiculously easy focaccia bread recipe! This is a simple, homemade bread recipe that takes 5 minutes to mix together and is total comfort food. This is the bread recipe I make most often these days: it’s so easy and so good. Serve this focaccia with soup, as a side of pasta, or build a sandwich with it! | fast focaccia recipe | Italian focaccia recipe | best focaccia bread recipe | homemade focaccia bread

Easy Focaccia Recipe (No-Knead!)

This easy focaccia recipe takes 5 minutes to mix together and is total comfort food. Serve this focaccia bread with soup, as a side of pasta, or build a sandwich with it!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose or bread flour
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup warm water not hot
  • 2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp sea salt + more for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, measure out the flour, yeast, sugar, and ½ tsp salt.

  2. Pour in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the 1 cup of warm water.

  3. If you’re using an electric mixer, use the dough hook attachment, and mix on medium speed just until the dough comes together (a minute).

  4. If you’re making this focaccia recipe by hand, stir until everything comes together or use your hands until dough is smooth (only a minute - you don't need to knead this).

  5. Cover the bowl of dough with saran and let the dough rest for ~1 hour until doubled in size.

  6. Spread 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a 9x13” baking pan.

  7. Stretch the dough out until it fills the whole baking pan, cover with saran and let rise for 1 hour.

  8. Near the end of the hour, preheat your oven to 425 F.

  9. When the hour is up, remove the plastic wrap, and use your fingers to poke dimples in the dough.

  10. Drizzle the last tablespoon of olive oil over the focaccia dough, and sprinkle the top with sea salt.

  11. Bakeat 425 F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.  

  12. My oven took 17 minutes but check after 15 minutes because ovens vary and it depends on the pan you’re using as well.

  13. Remove from the pan, cut into 12 pieces, and devour this amazing focaccia bread.