Olive Oil and Garlic Focaccia

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 30 minutes
  • 2 servings

When making focaccia, the process is quite similar to making pizza crust. Only you don’t have to worry about toppings. So, for the crust, just bake a dough made with flour, yeast, olive oil, water, and salt. If you want, you can also include 2 onions in the equation. As a final step, coat the crusts with the mixture of garlic, olive oil, salt, and rosemary.

Ingredients Needed for Olive Oil and Garlic Focaccia

For the focaccia crust:

2 pounds of flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup water
2 onions
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

For the olive oil-garlic mixture:

3 garlic cloves
¼ cup olive oil
1 rosemary sprig

How to Cook Olive Oil and Garlic Focaccia

  1. For the focaccia crust:
    Add the flour, salt, active dry yeast, olive oil, and water to the dough mixer bowl. Mix until you have a dough.
  2. Spread some flour on the work surface, knead the dough a little, then form it into a lump.
  3. Sprinkle some vegetable oil into a bigger bowl and spread it using the hand. Put the dough lump into the bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Again, spread some flour on the work surface, knead the dough a little and form it into a loaf. Cut the loaf into 5 pieces using a plastic knife.
  5. For now, we’ll only use 2 pieces. Wrap the others in plastic wrap. The dough will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  6. Spread some flour on the work surface, flatten the 2 pieces of dough forming them into pizza/focaccia crusts. Poke holes in them.
  7. Cut the onions in such a way so that they resemble water-lilies. Place them in the middle of the crust dough pieces.
  8. Place them on a baking tray, sprinkle some vegetable oil over them, and bake them for 40 minutes at 400⁰F/200⁰C.
  9. For the olive oil-garlic mixture:
    Add the garlic cloves, after you poked some holes in them, the olive oil, rosemary sprig, and some salt to a smaller bowl. Mix.
  10. After the focaccia crusts are done, coat them with the olive oil mixture using a kitchen brush.

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