Hopewell’s Focaccia Bread

Monday, March 25, 2019

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 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 10 minutes in a warm place to allow the yeast to activate and the mixture become frothy.

  3. Add the flour, chopped onion and a handful of fresh rosemary and knead to form a dough. 

  4. Roll out dough in a circle and brush with extra olive oil. Allow to rise for 15 - 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