Recipe

Focaccia Dough

  • Yield: 1 focaccia loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/2 warm water
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and white pepper

Directions

  • Make the sponge: In a large bowl, proof 1 teaspoon of the yeast in 1/4 cup water until bubbly - about 10 minutes. Add 3/4 cup of the flour, stir to combine and let rise, covered with plastic, for 45 minutes, or until mixture if bubbly.
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl proof remaining yeast in remaining water until bubbly - about 10 minutes.
  • Add second yeast mixture and olive oil to the sponge, stir in 1 cup of the flour and add remaining flour in two batches, stirring well after each addition, until mixture forms a dough.
  • Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, turn it to coat with the oil and let rise, covered with plastic, until doubles - about 1 hour.