Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Another great recipe using roasted garlic! Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia Bread. I can’t get enough!

Finally, the snow came! It only lightly covered the ground and had melted and by lunch time, but at least Nugget had his first experience of snow. It just wasn’t very epic… Still, we have another couple of months left of winter before we can rule out some more coming along. He still needs to build a snowman, we failed with that today. We were too late!

overhead view of sliced focaccia

I really love dippy bread! A bread you can dip! Extra Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar is my favourite with focaccia.

sliced focaccia sprinkled with salt

Focaccia bread is best eaten fresh, but you can liven it up again by popping it back in the oven, covered for 5 minutes to warm though.

roasted garlic and rosemary focaccia bread sliced and stacked

Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Focaccia Bread

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Plus Rising Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer, lunch, Side Dish, starter


  • 250 g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Active Dried Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 30 ml Olive Oil
  • 170 ml Cool Water
  • 2 Cloves of Roasted Garlic
  • 0.5 tsp Fresh Chopped Rosemary
  • Flaky Sea Salt
  • Fine Semolina for Dusting


  • Put the flour into a mixing bowl and add the yeast to one side and the salt to the other side.
  • Add the oil and half the water. Start to mix and slowly add the remaining water until you form a wet sticky dough. (you may need a little more or a little less water).
  • Oil your surface and knead the dough until it forms a glossy skin and feels elastic.
  • Mash the roasted garlic cloves into a paste and add them to the dough along with the rosemary, keep kneading the dough to mix them through.
  • Place in an oiled bowl and cover with clingfilm, leave somewhere warm to rise for about an hour until it has doubled in size.
  • Once it has finished rising, tip the dough carefully onto an oiled surface keeping as much of the air in it as possible.
  • Stretch the dough out by hand to form a rough rectangle shape and place on a lined baking tray which you have dusted with semolina.
  • Place the whole tray in a large plastic bag and leave for another hour to rise.
  • Preheat oven to 220oc (200oc fan assisted)
  • Once it has finished rising, remove from the bag and poke your fingers into the dough to make dents.
  • Drizzle with a little more olive oil, sprinkle with some flaky sea salt and more chopped rosemary.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until cooked through. You can test to see if it's cooked by tapping on the bottom of the bread and you should hear a hollow sound when it's done.
Keyword bread, easy, family friendly, lunchbox, picnic, rosemary

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