Making the perfect focaccia

Harry van den Bergh
2 min readJan 19, 2024

This is really a perfect recipe for focaccia. And I am not bragging, as this is not my own recipe. I learned it from an Italian site called Giallozafferano, and you can check it on their instagram

It looks like a lot of work, but these are all small steps. However there is a lot of resting time, so you should start well in advance. The first 7 steps can be done the day before if you want.


400 grams flour

280 grams water + 30 grams

9 grams dry yeast

12 grams salt + some for sprinkling

20 grams + 30 grams olive oil + some for the oven pan

2 tablespoons of semolina (optional)

Step 1

Mix flour, water & yeast and let it rest for 15 minutes

Step 2

Mix 12 grams salt in the dough and let it rest again for 15 minutes

Step 3

Add 20 grams olive oil to the dough, mix well and let it rest for 15 minutes again

Step 4

Take the dough and fold it. Turn it 90 degrees and fold it again. Turn it 90 degrees and fold it. And one more time turn it 90 degrees and fold it. Let it rest for 40 minutes.



Harry van den Bergh

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