Mozzarella & Basil Focaccia

  • Mozzarella & Basil Focaccia Recipe
  • 60+ minutes to prepare
  • 10-30 minutes to cook
  • Makes approx. 4 servings
  • Can be frozen
  • How to make

500g strong white bread flour
7g sachet yeast
3 tbspĀ olive oil
Handful of basil
Half a ball of mozzarella

Step 1

Put the flour and yeast into a bowl, mix together and add 325ml tepid water

Step 2

When the dough starts to form use your hands to bring the ingredients into a ball

Step 3

Lightly dust your work surface with flour and tip out the dough and knead it for 10 minutes

Step 4

Place the kneaded dough into an oiled bowl and cover with a lightly oiled piece of cling film to stop it sticking

Step 5

Leave the dough to prove in a warm place for an hour until the dough has doubled in size

Step 6

Next, remove the dough and stretch across a baking sheet. (20cm x 30cm)

Step 7

Cover the dough with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for 30-40 minutes until the dough has risen slightly

Step 8

Meanwhile, chop the basil and mix with the olive oil and tear up the mozzarella and set the oven to 180c or gas 4

Step 9

When the dough has risen, press your fingers into the dough to make small holes and drizzle over the basil oil and scatter over the mozzarella

Step 10

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the bread is golden - cut into fingers and serve warm if possible


  • Gluten ingredients
  • Wheat
  • Dairy ingredients

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Recipe notes

A great snack for at home or out and about - great for picnics as an alternative to sandwiches.

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