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Sourdough Focaccia

We tested this sourdough focaccia recipe many times to get it just right. Use our Sifted Red Spring Wheat Flour for the best results, and don't forget the flakey salt to finish.

Sourdough Focaccia
150g starter
10g salt
400g water
500g Sifted Red Spring Wheat Flour
Olive Oil

Combine starter, water, and flour in a bowl and mix until combined. Let sit for 30 minutes. Add salt with a small amount of water to dissolve and mix until incorporated. Fold once. Let sit for 1 hour. Fold again and let sit for another hour. Fold a third time then drizzle the top with about 3 tablespoons of olive oil before covering and placing the fridge overnight.

The next day fold the bread in on itself to incorporate some of the olive oil. Transfer to an oiled 9" x 13" cake pan and let relax a bit. Cover the pan with a tea towel. The dough will take about 3 hours to rise completely. During that time gently stretch the dough to reach the corners. 

After three hours have passed and the dough is relaxed and proofed, preheat your oven to 420°F. Dimple the dough with your fingers and salt generously. Bake for about 20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Foccacia should be nice and golden and a thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 200°F.

Let cool in the pan for a few minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. 

If you are unsure of how to "fold" bread see our step by step instructions here.


Laura Forsyth

Just a question- what does “fold the bread in on itself” to incorporate the oil look like? Is it the usual sourdough bread food technique? Thanks

Janna (Flourist)

Hi Jim, yes, we think Sifted Red Fife would work well here!


Can I use your red Fife flour for this?

Robin Rahmey

Hi! Love this recipe!
Only question is : can you show what you mean by fold in onto itself ? In bowl? In pan? How?

Tori Pintar

I have made a lot of sourdough focaccia and this is one of the best and easiest recipes out there! Highly recommend and you can definitely mix up the flours and just monitor the water to match. It is a wetter dough but that is typical of focaccia.

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