Onion Focaccia Bread

Onion Focaccia

Onion Focaccia

Onion Focaccia

Onion Focaccia


Main ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp finely diced red onion

For topping:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, thinly moon sliced
  • A sprig of rosemary
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Coarsely ground black pepper


  1. Sift the flour, salt, sugar and yeast into a large bowl
  2. Make a well in the center. Pour the olive oil and water into the well and mix into a soft dough
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 minutes until elastic
  4. Form into a ball and cover with cling film (plastic wrap) and leave in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size
  5. Knock back, knead in the chopped onions and rosemary and shape into a ball. Cover with a towel and let rest for 5 minutes
  6. Roll into a 10-11 inch circle. Cover with oiled cling film or plastic bag and leave to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes
  7. Uncover the focaccia and make deep dimples, all over the surface, using your fingertips. Cover and let rise for another 15-20 minutes or until dough has doubled in bulk
  8. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400°F (200°c). Drizzle over the olive oil and sprinkle with the onion, rosemary leaves, sea salt and black pepper
  9. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden. Turn out on a wire rack to cool slightly
  10. Serve warm

Serves: 6 to 8

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  • Liz  On November 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Wow that looks very delicious. You have inspired me to make one, tomorrow. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for making the bread!

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