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How to make a perfect fluffy Focaccia

Focaccia happens to be naturally vegan😊 This recipe is very easy but requires some patience.

It’s full of flavor and aroma. Thanks to semolina it has an amazingly crusty top and a beautifully soft and fluffy texture.

🕘 15 minutes + 24h


  • 1 Tbsp of dried yeast

  • 1 ½ Tbsp raw sugar

  • 2 ½ cups of lukewarm water (a little warmer than our body temperature)

  • 4 cups of plain flour

  • 1 cup of semolina

  • 1 ½ Tbsp of salt

  • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil + more to drizzle the baking sheet and for the topping


  • ¼ cup of water mixed with ½ tsp salt

  • Fresh rosemary

  • Sea salt/Himalayan salt


  1. Prepare all the ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl, combine yeast with raw sugar and pour lukewarm water. Mix well using a wooden spoon or a whisk. Set aside until slightly foamy, approx. 5 minutes.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine plain flour, semolina, and salt.

  4. Mix wet ingredients with dry ones.

  5. In a large bowl - tripe the size of your dough to be safe, pour 1/4 cup of olive oil, place the dough and carefully using a spatula rotate it until it’s covered with olive oil. Place it in a warm spot for 24 hours (e.g. by hot water cylinder)

  6. Your dough should have at least doubled in size by now. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on a baking sheet. Place the dough and leave for another 2-3 hours to rise again.

  7. In a small bowl, mix salt with water and use it to wet your fingers and poke deep dents - all the way down until you touch the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, place rosemary and sprinkle with sea salt/ Himalayan salt. Set aside for 30 minutes.

  8. Preheat the oven to 200’C and bake for 22 minutes – until golden.

  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes (if you can resist the smell)😉

  10. Enjoy!


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