Easy Italian Focaccia with Rosemary and Olives

Perfect for an Italian inspired picnic by the lake

Surprise your friends or your loved ones with a picnic by the lake and this delicious, fluffy Focaccia recipe.

This easy and simple recipe is naturally vegan and can be topped to your liking. How about sundried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, basil, oregano, onions or garlic? There are no limits.

A brown picnic basket filled with 2 glasses of red wine, a decanter, 2 Italian focaccia, grapes and grissini floats on a lake
Italian Focaccia

For one Focaccia

  • 500g / 4 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 300 ml / 10.14 fl. Oz. (US) warm water
  • rosemary
  • olives

Mix flour, salt and dry yeast in a bowl, then add olive oil and water. Knead the dough until smooth, cover it with a damp towel and  let it rise for an hour in a warm place.

After the dough has doubled in size, roll it out into your preferred or oval shape. Cover it again with the damp towel and let it rise for another 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Transfer the dough to a parchment covered baking sheet and use your fingers to poke all over the dough. Then drizzle olive oil evenly over the Focaccia and garnish it with rosemary and olives.

Put the Focaccia in the oven for about 25 Minutes, until golden brown.