Focaccia Bread

This Italian oven-baked flatbread has a crispy exterior and a soft interior, similar to a pizza without the sauce and cheese. It’s fairly easy to make and pairs well with many meals, although we especially enjoy it alongside soup.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Lightly spray a 9×9-inch metal pan with canola spray.
  2. Get out a large bowl.
  3. Set up a cooling rack.

STEP TWO – Make the Dough


1 packet active dry yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons fine sea salt


  1. In the large bowl, combine the yeast, flour, water, oil, honey, and salt.
  2. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes until smooth.
  3. Lightly spray the bowl with canola spray and return the dough to the bowl.
  4. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm spot for 1 hour until doubled.
  5. Press the dough into the pan and dimple the top with your fingertips.
  6. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

STEP THREE – Bake the Bread

  1. Dimple the dough with your fingertips once more.
  2. Top with a drizzle of oil olive and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Cool the focaccia on the cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  5. Cut the focaccia into 8 pieces and enjoy.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 piece

Exchanges: 1 starch

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