My Olive Focaccia Recipe

I absolutely love to bake bread. It tastes amazing and makes the house smell delicious, so I thought I would share my favourite recipes over the coming months. The first is my Olive Focaccia. It is a fool proof recipe, and so so tasty. I usually team it with Charlie & Ivy’s amazing bread dippers.


450g Bread Flour

2 tsp Golden Sugar

1 ½ tsp Salt

60g Olives, Chopped

1 ¼ tsp Dried Yeast

2 tbsp Olive Oil

275ml Warm Water


  1. Put flour, salt, sugar, olives and yeast in a bowl
  2. Add oil and water sporadically and mix
  3. Turn on to a floured service and kneed for 10 minutes
  4. Press the dough on to a flat surface and stretch in to your preferred shape
  5. Dimple the top
  6. Leave to prove for 1 hour
  7. Preheat the oven at 200°c
  8. Glaze the top of the dough with a little olive oil and add herbs if you wish
  9. Put in the oven and immediately turn the temperate down to 180°c
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden
  11. Stuff it in your face as quickly as possible!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. ejfrostuk says:

    Yum, focaccia! And it looks really well risen. I have trouble getting bread to rise because my kitchen is so cool. Putting the bowl with dough on the radiator gets . . . interesting . . . results. You must have a lovely warm kitchen there in Notts!

    1. My whole house is so cold! I had to put the heating on and pre heat the oven for ages haha. I once put it in the airing cupboard and forgot about it for a few hours. I was cleaning the shelf in there for ages as it rose majestically out of the bowl and exploded everywhere!

      1. ejfrostuk says:

        It’s not just me! I’ve done the pre-heating the oven and letting the dough-bowl sit on the counter next to the stove trick, but it seems so wasteful to have the stove on and nothing in, so now I only make bread when I’m roasting a chicken. You’ve inspired me, though. I love homemade focaccia, so I’ll get a chicken to roast and look forward to that olive-y heaven!

        1. Let me know how it goes! I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Not a fan of olives, but this looks so simple and tasty that I shall give it a go with some small lumps of cheese instead. What could possibly go wrong?

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