Simply Delicious Italian Focaccia Bread

by | Mar 18, 2023 | Vegetarian and vegan options | 0 comments

Growing up in an Italian-American family, I was surrounded by delicious food. One of my favorite recipes was my nonna’s (grandmother’s) focaccia bread. It was always a hit at family gatherings and I was constantly asked to bring it along. I have vivid memories of watching my nonna prepare this bread in our kitchen and the wonderful aromas that filled the air.

I was determined to recreate this recipe and share it with my own family. After a lot of trial and error, I finally perfected it and now it’s a regular in my kitchen.

This focaccia bread is perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. The herbs and spices add a wonderful flavor and it makes the perfect snack or appetizer.

I’m excited to share this recipe with you and your family. I know it will become a favorite in your home just like it is in mine!

Tips and Variations:

  • For a sweeter focaccia bread, add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the mixture.
  • For an extra savory flavor, add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the dough.
  • If you don’t have any fresh herbs on hand, you can substitute with a teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
  • You can also top the focaccia with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, or other toppings.
A loaf of Italian Focaccia Bread fresh from the oven, with a golden-brown crust and a soft interior.

Simply Delicious Italian Focaccia Bread

Simply Delicious Italian Focaccia Bread – A tasty snack to bring your family together.
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


  • Mixing bowl, baking sheet, parchment paper, and measuring cups.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 0.25 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon dried basil
  • 0.5 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  • Add olive oil and warm water to the mixture and stir until combined.
  • Knead the dough until it forms a smooth ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Place the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • With your hands, press down on the dough to form indentations all over.
  • Drizzle the top of the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let the focaccia cool before serving.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.