Focaccia Dough

Essential Technique

Preparation info
  • Makes about 1 kg dough, enough for


    large thick-crusted focaccia
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Focaccia, like pizza, means different things to different people. In a Roman pizzeria that makes typically Italian thin-crust pizza, it can be a similarly thin disc of the same dough brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt before it’s baked for just a few minutes in a ferociously hot wood-burning oven. Thicker types of focacce (the plural) derive from the Italian region of Liguria, of which Genoa is the capital and typically have some fat added to the dough. The fat, usually olive oi