Dill-licious Focaccia Bread

Preparation time: 1.5 Hours Cooking time: 15 Mins Serves: 4


Focaccia bread that is so flexible you can use just about any herb, but it makes a great sandwich bread rather than dipping bread I find.


  • 1/2 teaspoon honey (I use brown sugar)
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (I added a 1/2 cup of whole grain flour and it was still easy to kneed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Any types of Herbs fresh or dried you’d like to add for flavour on top or added to the dough, I found dill and garlic, chives good for mine, :D


In a large bowl, dissolve honey and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Add 1 cup flour, salt, and 3 tablespoons olive oil to the yeast mixture. Stir until combined and then work in the last cup of flour. Knead the dough until smooth, elastic, and soft, about 7 minutes. Add only enough flour to keep the dough from being sticky. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. Place in greased 9x13 inch pan or baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Poke dimples in the bread and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

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