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Sourdough Focaccia Recipe: A Tangy Twist on a Classic Italian Delight


Sourdough Focaccia Recipe: A Tangy Twist on a Classic Italian Delight

Henry Hunter
Step into the realm of artisanal baking with our Sourdough Focaccia recipe, a contemporary take on the cherished Italian classic. This scrumptious flatbread showcases a light, airy crumb and a crust enhanced by the zesty depth of sourdough. Ideal for sharing among family and friends, this focaccia provides a canvas for your culinary imagination. About Focaccia: Originating in Italy, focaccia has captured hearts worldwide with its uncomplicated allure and versatility. Its tender interior and crisp outer layer, adorned with olive oil and an array of toppings, have transformed it into a culinary masterpiece cherished by many.
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Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 9 hours
Course Anytime Food
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 slices
Calories 150 kcal



  • 250 g active sourdough starter approximately 1 cup
  • 375 g bread flour approximately 3 cups
  • 250 g lukewarm water approximately 1 cup
  • 10 g salt approximately 2 teaspoons
  • 50 g olive oil approximately 1/4 cup
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Coarse sea salt


  • Prepare the Dough:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine active sourdough starter, bread flour, and lukewarm water.
  • Mix until a cohesive dough forms, then add salt and olive oil.
  • Knead for 10-12 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • First Rise:
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or a cloth, and let it rise for 4-6 hours.
  • Shape the Focaccia:
  • Grease a baking sheet and transfer the risen dough onto it.
  • Gently press and stretch the dough to fit the sheet, creating dimples with your fingertips.
  • Drizzle olive oil generously over the dough, allowing it to fill the dimples.
  • Second Rise:
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 1-2 hours to rise once again.
  • Baking:
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Sprinkle coarse sea salt over the dough and add fresh rosemary sprigs.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
  • Cooling and Serving:
  • Remove the focaccia from the oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack.
  • Slice and serve the focaccia warm or at room temperature.


Customize your focaccia with a variety of toppings before baking.
Ensure that your sourdough starter is active and healthy.
Experiment with different flour blends and hydration levels for unique outcomes.
Serve and Enjoy: Share the delight of this Sourdough Focaccia with your loved ones, embracing the rich heritage of Italian cuisine and the satisfaction of creating your very own homemade masterpiece.


Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 324mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.3mg
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