Focaccia

Serving Size: 1
Prep Time:
Total Time:

Dough

  • 6 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2.25 cup tepid water
  • 0.25 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra as needed
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, boiled and passed through a ricer

Make the dough: In a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix together the flour, potato, salt, and yeast. Gradually add the oil, then mix in the water. Knead the dough on low speed until it comes together and is smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Moisten your fingers with a bit of oil and then spread the dough out onto a sheet tray to fill the entire tray in an even layer. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.

Topping

  • 2 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 Pint cherry tomato, quartered

Make the topping: In a medium bowl, toss the tomatoes with rosemary.

To Assemble

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt

To assemble: position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
Uncover the dough, drizzle with the oil, and press down and dimple the dough with your fingers. Spread the tomatoes and rosemary evenly over the dough and sprinkle with salt.

Bake in the oven until the focaccia is a deep golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool slightly on a wire rack. Transfer the focaccia to a cutting board, cut into pieces, and serve.

Recipe courtesy of The Southern Italian Farmer’s Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Tuscany to Sicily by Matthew Scialabba & Melissa Pellegrino/Lyons Press, 2012.