An Italian flatbread made from yeasted dough, the basic focaccia is made by rolling the dough into a flat rectangular shape and dimpling with fingermarks. It is then drizzled with oil and sprinkled with salt. Other versions may use toppings such as olives, onions or tomatoes. Originally, the bread was cooked over an open fire, which provided the inspiration for its name, derived from the Latin, focus, meaning ‘fireplace’.
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