Hopewell’s Focaccia Bread

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

During your stay at Hopewell, there’s a good chance you’ll smell fresh bread wafting over the property. There’s nothing like homemade focaccia bread and making it couldn’t be easier!

Focaccia Bread
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 fresh rosemary or other herbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  1. Place all ingredients into a bread maker and set to the dough cycle.

  2. If making by hand, mix the yeast, olive oil, sugar and warm water together in a bowl and leave for 20 minutes in a warm place to allow the yeast to activate.

  3. Add the flour and salt to form a dough. Knead and place in a bowl and allow to rise for another 20 minutes.

  4. Roll out dough in a circle and brush with extra olive oil. Allow to rise for 30 minutes then dimple with fingers and sprinkle with rock salt (optional - chopped olives/parmesan cheese)

  5. Bake at 200C for 10 - 15 minutes or until golden brown

Recipe Notes