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Fluffy Focaccia Bread

This fluffy focaccia bread has the perfect combination of textures. Fluffy, soft and chewy. A great recipe with many uses. A delicious snack or perfect for a sandwich.
Course Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Focaccia, Sandwich, Soft, Yeast
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Leona G.


  • 9x13 Sheet Pan
  • Stand Mixture with Dough Hook


  • 2 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup semolina flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¼ cup + 2tbsp olive oil reserve 2 tbsp for topping
  • 2 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  • In a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, add water, oil yeast and sugar. Mix to combine and let it sit while you prepare your flour.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, semolina and salt until well combined. Slowly pour into the yeast mixer while mixing on low speed.
  • Once you see the dough staring to form, turn the speed on to medium and mix until you see the dough starting to pull away from the sides. Continue mixing for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Form a round ball, and place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover. Let it rise for an hour.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down and spread it onto your lightly oiled sheet pan. Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 425°
  • Drizzle 2 tbsp of olive oil and using your fingers, press down the dough all over, creating holes. Add your desired topping and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Enjoy!


  • If you don't have or can't find any semolina flour, you can use all purpose flour instead. Equalling 3 cups total.
  • Some popular toppings are rosemary, salt, tomatoes, cheese, etc.
  • If you don't have a stand mixture, you can definitely use your hands. It's a little more labor intensive, but you will get the same results.
  • This focaccia is so delicious on its own and even more delicious as sandwich bread. I usually make a caprese style sandwiches. SO GOOD!