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No Knead Roasted Garlic Focaccia

No-knead focaccia bread flavoured with roasted garlic and rosemary. A must-try bread if you are looking for fuss-free, easy, no-knead bread. You can also add olives, sundried tomato and other toppings to it.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 3 hours
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes


  • 1.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup water luke warm
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Instant dry yeast
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Olive Oil (more to drizzle on top)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 sprig rosemary more for topping
  • sea salt


  • Grease a 9-inch pan generously with oil.
  • Warm 1.5 tablespoon olive oil and add chopped garlic. Let it cook for some seconds until the garlic is golden brown in colour and is aromatic.
  • If you are using active dry yeast, proof the yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water(out of total 3/4 cup water), sugar and yeast. Let it stand for 10 mins to let the yeast bloom.
  • Mix everything except the toppings in a big mixing bowl. Beat 20 times using a wooden spoon.
  • Transfer dough to the greased pan.With greased hands push the dough to the edges. Cover the pan and let it rise for 1 - 1.5 hours. The dough might not double but it should look puffy.
  • Towards the end of the rise period pre-heat oven 190 degree celsius.
  • Make dimples with greased fingers. Drizzle rest 1.5 tbsp oil on top. Sprinkle sea salt and few sprigs of rosemary. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • The top would look light golden brown in colour and the bottom should sound whole when tapped. ( It should read between 200-210F on an instant thermometer)
  • Serve warm with some soup or stew.