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Olive Focaccia Bread

Easy and delicious bread recipe, the perfect side dish to any dinner or yummy all on its own.
Author My Name is Snickerdoodle


  • 2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 TBSP Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Green Olives Sliced
  • 3/4 Cup Kalamata Olives
  • Course Kosher Salt
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • In a large stand mixer bowl mix together yeast, sugar and water.
  • Cover with a towel and set in a warm place for 10 minutes to proof the yeast.
  • Add in 1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup olive oil and flour.
  • Turn on mixer with dough hook attachment and mix flour together on low speed until everything is combined.
  • Turn up speed to medium high and knead dough for 5 minutes until smooth.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel and let it rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until almost double in size.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of olive oil into two pie plates and smear around until coated.
  • Punch down dough and divide into two equal parts.
  • Place each half into a pie plate and using your fingers, press the dough evenly around to fill the plate.
  • Cover with a towel and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle olives over each dough and press in with your fingers.
  • Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle generously with more Kosher salt.
  • Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Serve warm.