Bread Machine Focaccia Recipe

a top down image of focaccia bread cut into squares

This Bread Machine Focaccia Recipe is delicious and easy! Let your bread machine make the dough, then you can shape it into a beautiful Focaccia bread. Simple and tasty.


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Focaccia Bread Dough:

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for greasing the pan
  • more olive oil for drizzling the top
  • 1 tbsp (or more) dried rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced + 1 tbsp olive oil
  • coarse salt


  1. Measure all of the above ingredients, in the order that they are listed, into your bread machine.
  2. Choose the ‘dough cycle’.
  3. First dough rise out of the bread machine: Once the dough cycle is complete, remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and cover with a clean damp tea towel. Let rise for 15 minutes.
  4. Prepare the baking pan: Drizzle about 3 tbsp of olive oil onto a baking sheet, and use a pastry brush to spread it out.
  5. Now back to the dough. The dough will be very airy, and it’s supposed to be! Lightly knead the bread dough into a ball, then on a baking sheet, stretch it out as much as you can to measure about 9 x 13 inch rectangle.
  6. It’s time to dimple the dough. Grease your fingertips with olive oil and poke your fingers deep into the dough, spacing the dimples out about 1 inch between each other. See images above.
  7. Second dough rise out of the bread machine: Cover with a damp tea towel and let proof in a warm space for about 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  9. After this proofing time, grease your fingers again with olive oil, and press into the existing dimples. The dough will be quite puffed up again, no worries!
  10. Drizzle the top of the dough with olive oil (about 1 tablespoon of olive oil).
  11. Poke into the dimples again.
  12. Drizzle with more olive oil. I like to make sure I can see the olive oil in the dimples as shown in the images above.
  13. In a little bowl mix the rosemary and minced garlic with about 1 tbsp olive oil then brush it across the top of the dough.
  14. Sprinkle generously with salt.
  15. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until the bottom of the focaccia is golden brown.
  16. Let the bread cool on the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove to a cutting board and cut into squares.

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