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No-Fail Focaccia!

This easy bread requires just 5 minutes of hands-on work, 60 minutes to rise, and 30 minutes in the oven!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
rising 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 16 square slices
Calories 143 kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Extra olive oil for the pan and drizzling on the top.
  • Seasonings of choice for sprinkling see note


  • Grease a 13x9 pan and pour some olive oil (about 2 tbsp) into the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  • Add the flour, yeast, salt, olive oil, and warm water the the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Mix on high for 1 minute.
  • Press the dough into the pan. The dough will be very sticky, that's OK. If it doesn't press all the way to the edges, that's OK too.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise somewhere warm for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375'F
  • After 1 hour the dough should have risen to double (or more) of its original size. Remove the covering and poke the dough all over with your finger or the end of a wooden spoon.
  • Drizzle the top with olive oil and sprinkle with your choice of seasonings.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the bread sounds hollow when it's tapped.


Use your imagination to decide on toppings.
-A classic is Italian seasoning blend, sea salt, and pepper.