How to Make Easy Focaccia Bread


We are not huge bakers in the myrealfairy household but we do get the urge now and again to don the aprons and throw the flour around the kitchen.

So for this weekends challenge, something easy was number one on the list of priorities and something that we could all share was the second. We love our food!

Focaccia bread is a great base to add toppings to and we thought it would be great to use our basil and coriander from the pots which our son big M had planted.

Here’s the ingredients and instructions for this quick and easy bread if you fancy giving it a go:

1 (7g) sachet of dried active baking yeast

1 teaspoon of caster sugar

250g plain flour

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Large pinch of salt

Herbs of your choice

Sprinkle of grated cheese if you wish

First off, dissolve the sugar and yeast in half a cup of warm water and let it stand for about 10 minutes and you’ll see it gets frothy on top.
bread making myrealfairy.comIn a large mixing bowl, mix the flour and the yeast together. Keep adding water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is coming together and you can form a ball. Put it on a floured surface and knead for 1 minute. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, leave it to stand in a warm place with a damp clean cloth covering the bowl, for about 30 minutes and it will just about double in size.

img_2497While it is ‘proving‘ you can get ready your toppings for your bread. We used some herbs tomatoes, onion and garlic but use whatever you feel like. Sprinkle with the salt. Set aside.



img_2498Return to the bowl and you will see the difference in size. pop it back onto your floured surface and knead for 1 minute. Stretch the dough out into a rectangle sheet about 1cm thick and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Put your toppings on. Bake in a preheated oven on 240 C or gas mark 9. It should take about 15 minutes but you can leave longer for a crispier bread. Just keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.


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38 thoughts on “How to Make Easy Focaccia Bread”

    1. have fun with it, i’ve been making it all the time now, oh and I’ve just done a lemon curd one which is super easy too!:) mainy x

  1. This looks really simple. I love focaccia bread, it’s such a nice indulgent treat. Great recipe – thank you for sharing it with us. I too would top it with similar ingredients. Ooh yummy!

    Sally @ Life Loving

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