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Whole wheat focaccia

Enjoy fresh Italian style bread made with whole wheat flour.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting time. 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine Baking, International, Vegetarian
Servings 6 people


  • mixing bowls and spoons.
  • Baking tray


  • 2.5 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp unrefined sugar
  • 1.5 cups warm water ( around 40 degrees)
  • 3.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 tsp Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • olives
  • 1 medium Onion
  • parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


For the dough.

  • Add the yeast and the sugar into a small bowl and add 4 tbsp of lukewarm water.
  • Mix the yeast well to dissolve.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, Salt, olive oil and mix together.
  • The yeast has now turned frothy ( baout 5-7 minutes), add this to the dry mix as a well in the centre.
  • Keep mixing the flour towards the centre adding a few tbsp water as you mix it.
  • Once thre is a slightly sticky dough, knead to get a smooth ball out of the dough.
  • The dough will be soft, not stiff and yet rolls up into smooth ball.
  • Grease a bowl and place the dough in the bowl.
    bread dough
  • Cover the dough with a wrap and leave it in a warm place to rise.
  • Once doubled ( 1.5 hours), grease a baking sheet or line it with a baking sheet.
  • Tip over the dough on to the baking sheet and ease it out to form an even layer.
  • Cover the dough with a moist towel and leave it again in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Grease your hands with oil and create dimples in the bread dough.
  • Use the parsley, italian seasoning, the onion slices, sliced olives etc to make patterns on the bread dough.
    food art with bread.
  • Brush the rest of the oilive oil generously on top of the bread.

To bake the Focaccia

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcius for about 10 minutes.
  • Bake at the middle rack for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven when golden and rest for 10 minutes.
  • Slice the bread into squeares or wedges based on how you like it.
  • Store the bread in an air tight box for 3-5 days.
    A slice of focaccia
Keyword Baking bread
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