Focaccia with Tomato and Herbs

Focaccia (pronounced fo-kah-cha) is a classic Italian flat bread that can be sweet or savoury.

Brought to you by Neff, this delicious focaccia recipe is packed full of flavour with cherry tomatoes, fresh onion and fragrant rosemary. It makes a deliciously light bread that you’re sure to return to again and again!

Give this easy baking recipe a go!


  • 300ml water
  • 30ml olive oil plus some olive oil to grease the baking tray
  • ½kg flour and some flour for the working surface
  • 7g dry yeast
  • 12g salt
  • 30g sugar
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 red onion
  • Green chilli
  • Fresh thyme, sage or rosemary

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Step 1

Mix water and oil in a bowl. Add flour, dry yeast and salt and mix with your hands or a food processor at a medium speed. Add sugar and continue mixing.

Roll the dough until it’s in the shape of a ball, cover it with cling film in a bowl and let it rest for two hours in your refrigerator.

Step 2

Knead the dough on a floured work surface. If you don’t have a large baking tray or prefer to have two portions, divide the dough and roll into two smooth balls.

Step 3

Place the dough ball either on your work surface, or better, directly on the baking parchment, sprinkle with a bit of flour and cover with a tea towel. Let it rest at room temperature for around 25 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 240 °C CircoTherm®. Spread olive oil on a large baking tray or two smaller baking trays. We recommend using the NEFF ceramic baking stone for this recipe.

Place the dough on the tray or baking stone, and use your fingertips to spread it all the way to the corners. Use a dough roller until it is about two fingers high (or around 2cm).

Step 5

Create your own topping with: sliced tomatoes, red onion rings, green chillies and add a bit of olive oil and coarse sea salt on top.

Step 6

Add fresh thyme, sage or rosemary to your liking.

Bake the focaccia at 240 °C CircoTherm® for about 20 – 25 minutes until it is golden brown.

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