Simple Sourdough Focaccia Bread Recipe

Simple Sourdough Focaccia Bread

If you are wanting to bake up a delicious loaf of focaccia bread that has all of the added benefits and flavor of sourdough, then you will love this simple sourdough focaccia recipe. Learn how to get those billowy air pockets, flaky top layer, and soft middle you look for in a perfect focaccia loaf.

What is Focaccia Bread?

Focaccia is an Italian flatbread that creates a pillowy bread perfect for soups, for dipping, or for sandwich bread. It is a great bread for beginners since it uses staple ingredients and doesn’t require much technique.

Why You’ll Love Sourdough Focaccia Bread

- This simple sourdough focaccia recipe is perfect for new sourdough bakers because the bread doesn’t need an extremely strong starter since it is a flatbread. - Focaccia dough uses a few simple ingredients, such as sourdough starter, all purpose flour, salt, and water. - This adaptable recipe can be made sweet or savory.

Tell Me About this Sourdough Focaccia Bread


Taste- It has a buttery color and flavor. Texture- Focaccia gives you a pillowy texture. The flaky top gets golden brown in the oven and it's soft inside. Ease- This recipe requires you to mix the dough ingredients in a bowl, let it rise, and then dump it on a baking sheet.

Can You Make Sourdough Focaccia with Discard?

Yes, you can make this easy sourdough focaccia recipe with discard, but be aware that it might not produce the billowy holes you’re used to seeing in focaccia. Those bubbles and holes are dependent upon the strength of your starter, so be aware that if you have an immature starter your bread will turn out better next time.

Ingredients for Sourdough Focaccia Bread

- Active Starter - Coarse Sea Salt - Water - All-purpose flour - Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to Make Sourdough Focaccia Bread

Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 10 min. 1. Feed Active Starter 2. Make the dough and First Rise 3. Dump and Second Rise 4. Poke Dough and Last Rise 5. Bake Focaccia

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