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Focaccia Dough

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Focaccia Dough

Following this recipe makes a perfect focaccia, fluffy inside, crusty outside, and very flavorful. Several rising processes make the great texture and flavor.



16 servings


5 min


0 min


3 hrs
Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
For the sponge
teaspoon yeast, active dry
½ cup water
cup all-purpose flour
bread flour
For the dough
1 ⅓ cups water
6 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
divided, plus 1 tablespoon, diveded
2 teaspoons yeast, active dry
2 ½ tablespoons barley flour
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
or more as needed, maybe a few tablespoons more
1 tablespoon kosher salt


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
For the sponge:
0.6 ml yeast, active dry
118 ml water
79 ml all-purpose flour
bread flour
For the dough:
315 ml water
9E+1 ml olive oil, extra-virgin
divided, plus 1 tablespoon, diveded
1E+1 ml yeast, active dry
38 ml barley flour
828 ml all-purpose flour
or more as needed, maybe a few tablespoons more
15 ml kosher salt


To make the sponge:

In a small mixing bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the water.

Let the bowl sit for a few minutes to let the water absorb the yeast.

With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour until all of the ingredients are mixed.

Cover the bowl tightly with a sheet of plastic wrap.

Set the bowl at room temperature about 70 degrees until the sponge becomes bubbly and thick, 12 to 24 hours.

To make the dough:

Once the sponge is ready, add the water, olive oil and sponge in a large bowl with a mixer.

With the dough hook running, over low speed, add the yeast, barley flour and 3½ cups of flour.

Mix the ingredients over low speed for 2 minutes to thoroughly combine and form the dough.

With the mixer running, slowly add the salt, then increase the speed to medium.

Keep mixing the dough until smooth and well-formed, and starts to pull away from the bowl, about 7 minutes.

If the dough is too sticky to pull away from the sides of the bowl at all, add a little more flour (a tablespoon at a time) to reach the right consistency, the dough should be still quite sticky, and it shouldn't be completely clean the bowl.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured cutting board, well grease the mixing bowl with the cooking spray or oil.

Put the dough back into the well-greased bowl.

Wrap the dough tightly in a plastic wrap and another piece of plastic wrap to double secure the bowl.

Set the dough at room temperature until double in bulk, about about 1 hour.

Turn the dough out onto the slightly floured surface.

Fold the edges of the dough toward the center (Imagine that the dough is square with 4 edges).

Turn the dough over and return it to the bowl that's coated with the cooking spray again, folded side down.

Cover the bowl again with the plastic wraps and leave it at room temperature until doubles again, about 1 hour.

Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil into each of 8-inch cake pan, and tilt the pans to let the oil cover the bottom completely and evenly.

Transfer the dough gently onto the floured cutting board, try not to deflate the dough.

Divide the dough into two equal portions.

Place each dough in the prepared cake pan and very gently pull the edges just to almost form a round shape.

Cover each pan with a clean kitchen towel and let sit at room temperature until almost fill up the pan, about 30 minutes.

The dough is ready and time to make your favorite Foccacia.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 64g (2.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15331% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 438mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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