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Easy italian focaccia bread with thyme

Easy italian focaccia bread with thyme

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Import-Recipe - Focaccia
Easy italian focaccia bread with thyme

This flat oven-baked Italian bread can be eaten as sandwich bread, side dish or antipasto.






500 g

all-purpose flour

7 g

dry instant yeast

250 ml

water, lukewarm

75 ml + extra for drizzling

olive oil

2+1 tsp


1 sprig

thyme, only leaves

Step by step

  1. Put the flour and instant yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the Dough Hook. Mix on speed 1 for 20 seconds until all dry ingredients are well combined.

  2. Add the water, olive oil and salt. Knead on speed 2 for 4 minutes. Knead the dough by hand for another minute. Form a ball, brush the dough with olive oil and cover the dough with a damp towel. Let rise for 1 hour.

  3. Roll out the dough until it’s 1 cm thick. Transfer it to a baking tray brushed with olive oil. Trim off the edges if necessary. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

  4. Use your fingers to poke holes in the dough. Sprinkle the remaining teaspoon of salt, thyme and a little olive oil over the focaccia. Bake for 20 minutes in a 250ºC preheated oven.

  5. Top off with extra olive oil.