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  • Focaccia Rosemary:
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  • * with black olives and sundried tomatoes

Use real black olives, I made my focaccia with black olives from Nyon in France.

Black olives, though labeled as “ripe” on supermarket cans, actually are not: these are green olives that have been cured in an alkaline solution, and then treated with oxygen and an iron compound (ferrous gluconate) that turns their skins into a shiny black.


  • * 250gr flour (white)
  • * 3.5gr dried yeast
  • * 150gr warm water
  • * 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • * half teaspoon of salt
  • * 10 black olives
  • * 5 sundried tomatoes
  • * some sea salt
  • * rosemary leafs or dried rosemary to taste






  • Mix by hand in a bowl or use the Kenwood/kitchenaid with the dough hook.
  • In the mixing bowl add the sifted flour, the salt (not the sea salt) and yeast, mix gently.
  • Add the olive oil and the water and mix everything untill well combined.
  • Knead the dough by hand for 10 minutes or 5 minutes when using a Kenwood/Kitchenaid.
  • In a large bowl add some olive oil.
  • Fold the dough underneath to form a rounded top and add to the bowl, wipe over some olive oil and cover with kling film.
  • Let the dough rise for about 40 minutes in a warm place.
  • Brush a large baking tray with olive oil.
  • Move the dough to the baking tray and use your hands to make an oval shape and flatten (to aprox 2cm thick).
  • Make indentations with your fingers in the dough and brush with some olive oil.
  • Cover with kling film and let it rise again for 40 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 215°C.
  • Remove the pits form the olives and cut them into pieces, cut the sundried tomatoes into pieces.
  • Make indentations with your fingers in the dough and drizzle over 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Divide the olives and tomatoes on the focaccia and sprinkle the rosemary and sea salt on top.
  • Bake in te oven for about 15 minutes untill nice golden.


Below an alternate version with red onion and bacon als topping


  1. Oven pre-heated at 215°C.
  2. Large oven tray
  3. Mixing bowl(s) and/or Kenwood/Kitchenaid



  1. Be creative, use other toppings!
  2. Best served while slightly warm.


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