Easy No-Knead Focaccia Bread. This is a focaccia recipe with simple ingredients, yet mega taste! Made by mixing flour, salt and yeast (no kneading necessary), infused with a healthy dose of olive oil and topped with red onion, olives and sun-dried tomatoes. It’s dangerously tasty and addictive.
With summer quickly approaching, I wanted to make a fuss-free recipe you can count on to feed a crowd. And this focaccia recipe certainly delivers on the promise.
This Easy No-Knead Focaccia Bread is light and pillowy. It’s perfectly salted, and oiled for mega flavour. The freshly baked focaccia bread can be enjoyed solely on it’s own with no toppings at all. But a few simple toppings take it to the next level. Decorated with red onion, green olives, and sun-dried tomato, with fresh rosemary to sprinkle is a combo that just can’t be beat!
This focaccia is certainly a recipe you’ll be creating time and again for your loved ones – vegan or not, everyone loves this bread!
Making your own homemade dough might sound tricky. But it couldn’t be more simple, especially for this Easy No-Knead Focaccia Bread. The dough is made simply by combining the following ingredients:
It’s that easy, and get this – you don’t even have to knead it! Mix the ingredients together in a bowl, cover, and let nature do it’s magic.
The only “hard” part about this recipe is time. You’ll want to make sure after preparing the dough to give it plenty of time to ferment. I like to give my dough two days to ferment (i.e. sitting in the fridge in a bowl), but 12 hours is sufficient.
You can tell the dough is activating when it starts to rise in size, and form little bubbles. This means the dough is fermenting, to form beautiful pockets of air for plush dough when cooked.
Apart from time, there isn’t anything tricky about making homemade dough. Simply combine the ingredients and wait. And I can promise you it’s worth it. There is nothing better than a homemade soft, warm and pillowy bread! Once you give it a try, you’ll never go back to buying the store-bought.
As I mentioned, this focaccia is good enough to eat “naked,” without toppings. But the few simple toppings I’ve added to decorate this bread is a knockout.
For this recipe I’ve sprinkled with dough with red onion, olives, sun-dried tomato, and fresh rosemary. It’s a premium combo that’s flavour rich and wholesome.
However, this focaccia dough is open to interpretation, and you can add whatever toppings you like. Feel free to get creative, and mix up the toppings for a different focaccia every time. Caramelized onion and fennel would be delicious, or keep it simple with garlic and rosemary.
Even though the recipe for this Easy No-Knead Focaccia Bread is plain and simple, I’ve given this recipe my “Chef” stamp of approval.
That’s for two reasons. The first being that this recipe takes time to prepare (1-2 days for the dough to ferment) and so it’s not as straight forward as a simple toss-in-a-bowl-and-go. You’ll want to be prepared.
The second and more important reason for it’s Chef stamp of approval, however, is that this Easy No-Knead Focaccia Bread is most certainly a recipe to impress!! If you want to blow your loved ones away, and look like a master chef, than this recipe is for you.
In fact, I just made this focaccia for a get together with my girlfriends and it was a HUGE hit!! It has even been requested again for our next get together.
There is no doubt that walking into a room with a homemade focaccia, freshly baked, will win a crowd and be the talk of the party. No doubt you’ll be leaving with a clean plate.
Vegan or not, everyone appreciates this focaccia recipe.
The steps for this No-Knead Focaccia Bread is simple, but I’ve got a few ingredients to make sure you achieve a flawless bake.
First, check the expiry date on your yeast!! Yeast is a pantry item that doesn’t get used everyday, and it’s possible it might have expired. I know it sounds like an obvious tip, but I have fallen victim of using expired yeast many a time. And the outcome is a dud.
In fact, my first attempt at making this focaccia was a flop for the exact reason that my yeast was 8 months expired! And I hadn’t even noticed. It’s a good rule of thumb to check the expiry dates on your yeast before starting to ensure it’s fresh. Otherwise your dough won’t rise and it will be a huge let down. (Especially when planning to feed a large crowd. There’s nothing worse than having to order a pizza. While explaining to your guests that your yeast was to blame. Yes – this did happened to me).
Second, is to ensure you give the dough enough time to ferment. It’s best to prepare the dough the night before. I even like to give it up to two days to work it’s magic. I find both with pizza and focaccia, day 2 is the “sweet spot” for a light and fluffy dough.
It’s also important to mention that making your own dough is not as intimidating as it sounds. As you can see the ingredients are simple, and all you really need is time for the dough to ferment. I’m certain you can get it perfect in your first attempt. And the more you make your own focaccia dough, the more confident you’ll get.
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I’m always asked what items I like to use in the kitchen. So, I’ve included my favourites for making this Easy No-Knead Focaccia Bread below.
Not my exact baking pan, but very close
So there we have it. A moist, soft and pillowy homemade focaccia bread with simple toppings for a flavourful feast! It’s a recipe to please a crowd, whether they’re vegan or not. I’m sure you’ll be making it time and again.
And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
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