Italian Focaccia with Olives and Oil
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Preparation Time: 75
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Vegan Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 3 1/3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Packet Instant Yeast
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 2/3 cups Warm Water
  • Fresh Rosemary
  1. Add warm water and sugar in a bowl and stir to combine. Then let it sit for 5-10 minute until the yeast is foamy.
  2. Knead the dough. Set the mixer to low speed, and add gradually flour, olive oil and salt. Continue mixing the dough for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove dough from the mixing bowl, and use your hands to shape it into a ball. Grease the mixing bowl with olive oil or cooking spray, then place the dough ball back in the bowl and cover it with a damp towel. Place in a warm location and let the dough rise for 45-60 minutes, or until it has nearly doubled in size.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and roll it out into a large circle or rectangle until that the dough is about 1/2-inch thick. Cover the dough again with the damp towel, and let the dough continue to rise for another 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F. Transfer the dough to a large parchment-covered baking sheet.
  6. Use your fingers to poke deep dents all over the surface of the dough. Drizzle a tablespoon or two of olive oil evenly all over the top of the dough, and sprinkle evenly with the fresh rosemary needles, sea salt, and olives.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the dough is slightly golden and cooked through.
Quick fluffy focaccia recipe!