Tomato Focaccia

Tomato Focaccia

Preparation : 20 mins ·Cooking : 30 minsServes 6



2 1/5
tspactive dry yeast
1 1/2
cupswarm water
cupsall-purpose flour
cupsolive oil
tbsprosemary leaves

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy3684 kcal
  • Protein95 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)59 g
  • Saturated Fatty Acids9 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids40 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids6 g
  • Carbohydrate726 g
  • Fiber31 g
  • Calcium3163 mg
  • Iron57 mg
  • Magnesium4 mg
  • Potassium1 mg
  • Sodium1938 mg
  • Zinc0 mg
  • Copper0 mg
  • Vitamin E12 mg
  • Vitamin K15 µg


Step 1

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture along with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Stir until a dough starts to form.

Step 3

Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

Step 4

Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour until it doubles in size.

Step 5

Preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F).

Step 6

Punch down the risen dough and transfer it to a lightly greased baking sheet. Press the dough out evenly to fit the pan. If it shrinks back, let it rest for a few minutes and then continue pressing.

Step 7

Arrange the tomato slices on top of the dough. Sprinkle minced garlic and rosemary leaves (if using) over the tomatoes. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

Step 8

Let the focaccia rise again for about 30 minutes, uncovered.

Step 9

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the tomatoes are slightly caramelised.

Step 10

Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Story

Welcome back, foodies! Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a recipe that embodies the essence of sunny Mediterranean flavours: Tomato Focaccia. This delightful creation combines pillowy soft bread with juicy tomatoes, aromatic garlic, and fragrant rosemary, resulting in a taste sensation that will transport you straight to the shores of Italy.

Let's start with the dough. It's a simple yet magical concoction of flour, yeast, water, and a touch of olive oil. As you knead it into submission, you'll feel the dough transform under your fingertips, becoming supple and elastic, ready to rise and fulfil its destiny as the foundation of our focaccia.

Once the dough has doubled in size, it's time to shape it into a rustic rectangle and adorn it with our star ingredient: tomatoes. Thinly sliced and bursting with summer sweetness, these tomatoes blanket the dough in a vibrant mosaic of red and green, promising a burst of flavour in every bite.

But we're not stopping there. A sprinkle of minced garlic adds a punch of savoury goodness, while fresh rosemary leaves lend a subtle herbal note that elevates the entire dish to gourmet status. A final drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt are the finishing touches that bring this masterpiece to life.

As the focaccia bakes in the oven, your kitchen will be filled with the most intoxicating aroma, a tantalising preview of the culinary delight that awaits. When it emerges, golden and glistening, resist the urge to dive in immediately. Allow it to cool for just a moment, then slice into generous squares and serve.

Each bite is a symphony of flavours and textures: the crispness of the crust, the softness of the crumb, the burst of juicy tomato, and the lingering warmth of garlic and rosemary. It's a taste of heaven on earth, a reminder that sometimes the simplest ingredients can create the most extraordinary dishes.

So why wait? Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and prepare to embark on a culinary journey that will delight your taste buds and transport you to the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean. Buon appetito!

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