Potato, Rosemary and Cracked Pepper Focaccia

Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      4 hr

Appears in
Slow Dough, Real Bread

By Chris J L Young

Published 2016

  • About

The Latin for “hearth” is focus, where a whole family of flattish breads including focaccia and fougasse were once baked, and from which they take their names. If you have a wood-fired pizza oven, this is one to try in it. Or like me, you can bake in a regular domestic oven.


For the Dough

  • 50g/oz/ tbsp white sourdough starter
  • 150


  1. Mix all of the dough ingredients together thoroughly. Cover and leave to rest for 10–15 minutes.
  2. Knead the dough until smooth and stretchy. Cover and leave to prove at room temperature for 1–2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes and sprig of rosemary in a pan of boiling water for 10–15 minutes until the potatoes are just soft. Drain, leave to cool and