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Classic Focaccia with rosemary on a blue background with black pepper.

Focaccia Genovese - An Authentic Italian Bread

Authentic Crispy Italian Focaccia Genovese bread at home. You will need only a few simple ingredients, but you will be surprised by how tasty it is. This classic recipe will allow you to add whatever topping you will want.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 268 kcal


For the dough:

For the topping:

  • Rosemary
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Prepare the leaven if you use yeast that needs to dissolve in liquids.
  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead the dough well.
  • Cover the dough with plastic food film and leave it to rest at room temperature until it triples in volume.
  • Put the dough in the baking tray and spread it in an even layer over the entire surface of the tray.
  • Grease the dough well with olive oil, make dimples in the dough with your fingers.
  • Sprinkle the dough with coarse sea salt and rosemary.
  • Leave the tray to rest at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to maximum temperature.
  • Put the traybake into the oven for 20-45 minutes. The time varies depending on the power of the oven.
  • When the focaccia will become well browned, remove the tray from the oven.


  • If you need more detailed steps, see the basic article above.
  • In the process of preparing the dough, be careful not to kill the yeast. Don't use high temperatures.
  • Don't be afraid to experiment with focaccia toppings.

Nutrition Estimates

Sodium: 876mgCalcium: 12mgVitamin C: 1mgSugar: 1gFiber: 2gPotassium: 89mgCalories: 268kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 4gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 49gIron: 3mg
Keyword baking, bread, focaccia, genovese, italian
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