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Strawberry Rosemary Focaccia with Maple Glaze

Strawberry rosemary Focaccia with Maple Glaze. An unusual combination of flavours in this sweet focaccia.
Course breads
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 piece


  • 3 1/4 cups Bread flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water luke warm
  • 250 gms Strawberry
  • 1.5 tbsp Rosemary Dried
  • 6 tablespoons Olive oil

For Glaze

  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Milk tbspns


  • In a big mixing bowl add 1 cup luke warm water. Add sugar. Mix well. Add yeast mix. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes and allow the yeast to froth.
  • Then add salt,Flour and .5 tbsp rosemary. Mix with a wooden spatula . Turn the dough on to a floured surface.Knead for 5 - 8 minutes.
  • The dough will be smooth and elastic. Grease well a bowl with oil and place the kneaded dough. Wrap with a cling wrap or a wet kitchen towel. Keep in a warm place to rise until it doubles ( about 1- 1.5 hours).
  • Once it has risen, punch down. Lightly knead the dough for 1 minute.
  • Oil the bottom of a 12 inch tray with 4 tbsp Olive Oil. Place the dough on the Pan. Coat it with oil. Then flip to coat other side of the dough as well.
  • Gentely press the dough towards the corner of the tray and fit the bottom of the pan.
  • Place halved strawberries cut side down on top. Gentely press them towards inside ( Not very deep as I did, once baked they berries will shrink). Cover and let it rise for for 1 hour more.
  • Mean while pre-heat oven to 220 C. At the end rising period drizzle remaining 2 tbsp of oil. Sprinkle rest of the rosemary on top.
  • Bake in the middle rack for 30 -35 minutes until it is golden-brown and crisp on top. Take out of the oven and let it cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile prepare the glaze by mixing all the ingridents mentioned under glaze.
  • Once the bread is almost cool drizzle the glaze on top. Serve.