Looking for a delicious and easy sourdough focaccia recipe? This recipe from BAKED Blog has you covered!
When I was starting my foray into sourdough (Sourdough Biscuits | Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls), I was trying to brainstorm other ways to use my sourdough starter. The reality: There are a ton of ways to use a sourdough starter and endless recipes to troubleshoot in your own kitchen.
Sourdough Focaccia Recipe
I have long loved a nice, oily piece of focaccia, but I had never actually made it, let alone attempted sourdough focaccia. But in the spirit of being stuck in my house I figured I had very little to lose, so I got to work trying to figure out where to begin.
After doing a bit of research, I realized there was no need to re-invent the wheel here. There are plenty of sourdough focaccia recipes that exist on the internet. I decided to go with BAKED’s recipe, because it offered something I needed: simplicity.
All you need to bring this tasty bread recipe to life is active sourdough starter, water, honey, olive oil, salt, and flour. I will say – the recipe calls for bread flour, but I used gluten free all-purpose, because that’s what I can get my hands on here in Hawaii.
I knew before I baked I wouldn’t be adding any olives or roasted red peppers to the top (although that would be delicious). I wanted to start simple and get the texture and consistency right before I started altering or getting crazy.
I will tell you now, there is something supremely satisfying about putting all those dimples into the oily dough before it gets put into the oven!
Honestly, I sort of wish I would have started making sourdough focaccia earlier. It’s such a simple recipe and nearly impossible to mess up. On the first round, I didn’t quite measure correctly with my starter and it still came out wonderfully. Because you aren’t creating a boule shape, there’s no pressure to get a big rise, which takes off some of the stress of at-home bread baking!
We have enjoyed this focaccia dipped in oil, for breakfast sandwiches, and alongside zucchini fritters. It’s ALL delicious!