Focaccia rich with olive oil (which keeps it extra moist), topped with fragrant rosemary, and baked in a skillet to give it a perfectly golden, crispy crust. Oh, and it comes together even easier than you could imagine.

Prep Time    : 3-4 hours
Cook Time   : 20-25 mins

Servings      : 8-10


·         2 cups all-purpose flour
·         1/2 teaspoon salt
·         1 teaspoon dry instant yeast
·         3/4 cup lukewarm water
·         3 tablespoons plus 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
·         2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
·         1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt


1.  Place the flour, salt, and yeast in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and pulse to combine. Add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Pulse until a rough ball of dough forms, about 15 (2-second) pulses.
2.   Drizzle 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large bowl. Flour your hands, scoop the dough out of the food processor, and form into a smooth ball. Place the ball of dough in the oiled bowl and turn it so it's coated on all sides. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let it sit at warm room temperature until doubled in size, 2 to 3 hours.
3. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of the oil in a 10-inch cast iron or other ovenproof skillet and rub it over the bottom and sides. Punch down the dough and place the dough in the skillet. Using your fingertips, coax and stretch the dough to cover the bottom of the skillet and reach all the way to the edges. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let rest at warm room temperature until puffed and slightly risen, 30 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile, arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 450°F.
4.  Use you fingertips to gently dimple the surface of the dough. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over the dough so that it pools in some of the indentations. Sprinkle with the rosemary and flaky salt.
5.   Place in the oven and immediately turn the heat down to 400°F. Bake until lightly golden-brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
6.   Remove from the oven and cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Focaccia is best eaten when warm, but is also good at room temperature. If the crust gets too soft, reheat in a 350°F oven to crisp it up.


·  Make ahead: The dough can also be left in the covered bowl to rise overnight in the refrigerator — the slower rise actually provides extra flavor. In the morning, transfer the cold dough to the skillet and allow it to warm up a little, about 20 minutes, before stretching it and proceeding with the recipe.
·    Storage: The focaccia is best the day it is made but can be stored, well-wrapped, at room temperature for up to 1 day. The crust will soften, but it can be warmed and crisped in a 350°F oven for a few minutes. Leftover focaccia also freezes exceptionally well. Let it defrost at room temperature and then reheat in a 350°F oven for a few minutes.
·      Topping options: There is tons of experimentation to be had when it comes to focaccia toppings. Aside from rosemary, other herbs like thyme and oregano, thinly sliced lemons, pitted chopped olives, thick slices of fresh garlic or shallots, a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, and even everything bagel seasoning are great topping options.


sugar-conscious                                    low-potassium
kidney-friendly                                      vegan
vegetarian                                            pescatarian
dairy-free                                             egg-free
peanut-free                                          tree-nut-free
soy-free                                               fish-free
shellfish-free                                        pork-free
red-meat-free                                      alcohol-free

Per serving, based on 8 servings. (% daily value)

Calories 175                                         Fat 7.1 g (10.9%)
Saturated 1 g (5%)                               Carbs 24.1 g (8%)
Fiber 1 g (4%)                                      Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 3.4 g (6.9%)                             Sodium 141.6 mg (5.9%)

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