Breads & Doughs

Crazy Dough Focaccia

4.6 from 20 votes
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations including my Crazy Dough Focaccia for a pillowy bread bursting with flavor.
Crazy Dough Focaccia - 1 dough that can make a variety of breads from Focaccia to Cinnamon Rolls.

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One of my favorite things to bake and eat is bread so I’ve created a series to simplify making all of your favorite sweet and savory baked goods! From homemade pizza to a sweet nutella braided loaf, I have you covered with one all purpose dough recipe called Crazy Dough!

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Crazy Dough can be used to make 10 entirely different sweet and savory bread based baked goods from naan bread, cinnamon rolls and even cheesy bread loafs to name but a few. All you need is one easy master dough recipe!

This Focaccia bread recipe is crazy good and not just because it’s made from my crazy dough! This bread proofs 3 different times creating that yeasty flavor we all know and love in focaccia bread. Before going into the oven for just 2o minutes I top mine with briny olives, sweet and juicy sun dried tomatoes and fresh rosemary. The finished product is a golden and pillowy bread bursting with savory Italian flavors.

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This recipe takes the guesswork out of making focaccia bread so you can have some fun in the kitchen. My favorite part about this recipe is how easy it is to make your own.

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Feel free to top your focaccia with your favorite fresh herbs, cheese and spices. How ever you choose to flavor your focaccia bread, it’s sure to be a show stopper so enjoy!

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Crazy Dough Focaccia Bread

4.6 from 20 votes
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations including my Crazy Dough Focaccia for a pillowy bread bursting with flavor.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 -12
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations including my Crazy Dough Focaccia for a pillowy bread bursting with flavor.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 -12

Ingredients

  • 1 batch crazy dough
  • 1/4 cup (21/2/ oz/75g) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (11/4oz/40g) black pitted olives, rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup (11/4oz/40g) sun dried tomatoes in oil, rough chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves , chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • After your crazy dough has proofed (approximately 1 hour) punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface.
  • Using a rolling pin or your hands gently flatten and stretch the dough into an 8 x 12 inch square (If the dough is not stretching to that size easily, partially stretch it then allow about 10 minutes to rest before stretching to full size).
  • Oil an 8 x 12 inch baking tin about 2-3 inches deep. Transfer your dough to the baking tin, loosely cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel and allow to proof for another hour.
  • After one hour the focaccia should have risen and doubled in size. Using your finger tips press down the surface of the dough creating indents all over.
  • Brush generously with olive oil. Top with olives, sun dried tomatoes, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  • Loosely re-cover with plastic wrap and allow to proof one last time for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 F (220 C) oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly before slicing into squares and serving warm!

 

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Shilpi
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Shilpi
1 month ago

Hi Gemma
Can I use whole wheat flour in crazy dough.

Member
8 months ago

Hello we here in Australia do not have crazy dough do have a recipe
For it please from mark in Spence Canberra Australia

Andi
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Andi
8 months ago

Racine, Wisconsin here. Hello! So happy to get your recipes on Facebook! I love focaccia and this is delicious.

Julie12
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Julie12
10 months ago

I love focaccia!
Could you please make ciabatta recipe?
Thanks!!

Member
Aiknarf
11 months ago

My sister loves focaccia! She’s visiting for Christmas and we made this. She loves it! ❤ We made it with rosemary, olives and roasted garlic as the topping. It was heavenly! Roasted garlic made it extra flavorful. We’re going to make this again for Christmas. ❤

Paige
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Paige
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

After getting the topping done, can I keep it in refrigerator and bake it off the next day?

Caro
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Caro
1 year ago

Hello
About to pop into oven but you mention 2 different cooking temperatures.
You say 400 in video, and 425 in recipe!
Which is correct temperature.
Thank you!

Caren
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Caren
1 year ago

Hello Gemma
Thanks so much for the recipes.
Crazy dough being proofed right now – first one.
Making focaccia.
Will I still proof for 2 hours, then one hour, then 30 minutes?
And does focaccia require one full batch of crazy dough?
Many thanks

Indoaussiecook
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Indoaussiecook
1 year ago

Hello Gemma,

I am a new baker.. never baked in my life! Being Indian immigrated to Australia I wanted to expand my cooking hobbies beyond yummy curries and slow cooked stews and Asian cooking. Your focaccia recipe is very inviting. It is an instant hit with my family, it did not last to take it to work , so made another batch. At work again it got famous and I am making a third batch in a week for friends!

Also love your ice-cream recipes!
Many hugs!

DenisaC
Guest
1 year ago

I just love focaccia! It’s so delicious and your pictures are amazing! I put fresh tomatoes on mine but I’m definitely going to try the sun dried tomatoes next time.

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