Focaccia bread recipe: serves two

A quick & easy Focaccia bread recipe

Tired of the same old student meals? Spice up your dinner routine with this simple and satisfying Italian treat – homemade Focaccia bread. With just a few basic ingredients and easy steps, you’ll have a delicious side ready to complement any dish. Follow along as we guide you through the process.



  • 500g strong white flour
  • 7g salt
  • 5g dried active yeast
  • 400g tepid water
  • Olive oil


In a mixing bowl, combine 500g of strong white flour with 7g of salt. This forms the base for your Focaccia dough.

In a jug, mix 5g of dried active yeast with 400g of tepid water, ensuring a thorough combination. This yeast-infused water will add the perfect rise to your bread.

Add the yeasty water to the flour, creating a soft dough. Mix well until all the ingredients come together.

Drizzle some olive oil in the bowl, place the dough in it, and fold lightly for 15 minutes. Repeat this process four times over the course of an hour, allowing the dough to develop its texture and flavour.

Transfer the dough onto a lined baking tray, drizzle it with olive oil, and let it rest for an additional 20 minutes. This step ensures a light and airy consistency.

Use your fingers to create indents on the surface of the dough, giving it that classic Focaccia appearance.

Bake the prepared dough at 220 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or until golden brown. The aroma filling your kitchen will be irresistible.

To finish up

There you have it – a simple yet delectable Focaccia bread that’s perfect for two. Serve it as a side with your favourite dish or enjoy it on its own. This Italian student meal is not only easy to make but will also leave you smiling and satisfied. Treat yourself tonight with this tasty homemade bread!

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