Focaccia Bread

Made with Red Star Organic Block Yeast and Saf-Pro Organic Relax 40, this simple, flavorful Italian flatbread is best served with olive oil for dipping of alongside any Italian meal. Add your own spin by topping with organic herbs, cheese, sliced olives or caramelized onions.

Focaccia Bread

Prep Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Bake Time: 18-20 minutes
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Organic Bread Flour100-10020-
Saf-Pro Volume 3.1-4.80.3-60
Kosher Salt2-2-400
Red Star Organic Block Yeast2-2-400
Red Star Organic Relax 402-1-200
Organic Virgin Olive Oil1351-
Spring Water +/-75-7515-

Lesaffre Products Used


Combine all ingredients in a spiral mixer and blend for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for 6 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until the dough is fully developed. Maintain the dough temperature at 78°F (25.5°C) and let the dough rise for 60 minutes with a fold after the first 30 minutes.


Next, divide dough into 10.5 oz (300 g) portions and shape as desired before placing on a baking form or baking tray. Rest for 60 minutes in a covered rack at room temperature.


Before baking, brush with organic virgin olive oil, dock slightly and apply desired organic spices as a topping.


Next, bake Focaccia in a rack, deck, or revolving oven at 428°F (220°C) for 18 to 20 minutes (depending on weight). Remove from oven, and let cool.



The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.