Focaccia Bread

Yesterday I prepared a delicious Focaccia Bread, very simple to make and which was appreciated by all the family.

I added some cherry tomatoes, 1 small red onion and a little thyme. I love the smell of thyme so fragrant and mine comes from my little balcony.

We almost thought we were in Italy.


  • 15g of fresh yeast
  • 200ml of lukewarm water (more or less depending of the quality of your flour)
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 300g of plain flour/all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • Some cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion (finely sliced)
  • Thyme
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt


  1. In the mixing bowl of the stand mixer add the flour and the sugar.
  2. On one side add the fresh crumbled yeast, and on the other side add the salt (never add the yeast beside the salt).
  3. Start to mix the all the ingredients with the hook of your stand mixer on a medium speed .
  4. Pour the olive oil and mix.
  5. Add the water and mix on a high speed until the dough becomes soft and sticky.
  6. Transfer the dough into an oiled bowl.
  7. Cover with a kitchen cloth and set aside for (1 hour for me).
  8. After 1 hour, punch down to deflate dough completely, then re-cover.
  9. Refrigerate the bowl into the refrigerator overnight.
  10. The following morning, remove the bowl from the refrigerator and transfer the dough to a clean and floured surface.
  11. Transfer the dough into a large tray covered with parchment baking sheet.
  12. Flatten the dough with your hands (a round shape or a rectangular shape).
  13. With your fingers, poke all the surface of the Focaccia.
  14. Drizzle all the surface with the extra virgin olive oil.
  15. Add the cherry tomatoes, the sliced onion and some thyme.
  16. Let the dough rise for another 30minutes.
  17. Preheat the oven to 200C degrees, 15 minutes before baking.
  18. Bake for 30 minutes or when the bottom is golden.
  19. Remove from the oven and drizzle more olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt on the top.

Bonne dégustation!

PS: You can add olives, herbs (dried or fresh) if you want!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sherry M says:

    this looks like a work of art! beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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