April 5


No Knead Focaccia bread | Italian Flatbread

By Sonia Gupta

April 5, 2020

easy, flat bread, no knead, Savoury

Baking bread at home in today’s time is not for fun but for its necessity. I have always advocated baking at home and the reason is very simple. When you bake at home, you get complete control over the quality of ingredients and its portion.

Buying bread for the market is extremely effortless, and that is why most of the people still do that, compromising health aside.

But have you ever thought about a bread that needs no efforts, no complicated processes to follow, no muscle powder for kneading and all it needs is a few basic ingredients and a little bit of your time? I am sure this sounds more fun than buying bread. Isn’t it?

And this is what we are going to talk about today. So today we are going to bake No knead focaccia bread recipe. Focaccia is a popular Italian flatbread, which is also known as the cousin of Pizza J. I also have a healthy whole-wheat pizza recipe that you might like to check.

There is something extra special about bringing warm homemade bread to the table. Even if you haven’t baked bread so far, you can still bake this no knead focaccia bread. The Whole Wheat lover can check my Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread recipe.


This focaccia recipe is a fuss-free recipe to go.  No kneading, No stretching. All it takes is a bit of your time.

The dough comes together quickly and then is left to rise for a couple of hours while you finish your other works. Cast iron pan is best for achieving a super-crispy crust, but any other baking tin will also work.

Drizzle it with extra-virgin olive oil and top with fresh herbs if you have, then bake until golden.

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So let’s get started!

Tin Size8″
Oven Temp200 °C
Baking Time20 Minute
MW Convection Temp180 °C
Baking Time20 Minute
Demold InstructionsImmediately
Cooling Time10 Minute
Quick Notes

No Knead Focaccia Bread Recipe

In a small bowl add 1/2 tsp dry yeast and 1/2 tsp sugar. Now add 60 ml lukewarm water. Stir it and let it rest until yeast froths.

Expert Tip: For bread baking, yeast plays an important role so make sure your yeast is active.

Now in a kneading bowl take 250 gm all-purpose flour. Add 1/2 tsp salt and activated yeast solution to it. Using a spoon or a wooden spatula start mixing everything.


Keep adding water in between to bind the dough. I have consumed around 120 ml of water to knead the dough.

At this stage add 1 tbsp olive oil. You can use melted butter as well but olive oil enhances the taste.

Now cover the prepared dough with cling wrap and let it rest on the kitchen counter for about 2 hrs.


After 2 hrs, punch the dough and transfer it to a greased 8 inches round pan. Apply some olive oil on hands and gently press the dough to shape it.


Garnish the dough with your choice of vegetables. Here I am using Cherry Tomatoes and Olives. Again cover the dough and let it rest until it doubles in volume.


Meanwhile preheat the oven at 200 °C. Now bake the shaped bread in a preheated oven at 200 °C for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, take the focaccia bread out from the oven. Immediately demould it.


Slice and serve the baked No knead focaccia bread with your choice of dip.

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5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people


  • 250 gm All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 180 ml Lukewarm Water
  • 1/4 cup Olives chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cherry tomatoes Sliced


  • In a small bowl, add yeast, sugar and a portion of lukewarm water.
  • Stir it and let it rest until yeast froths.
  • In a kneading bowl, add flour, salt, and activated yeast solution.
  • Using a wooden spatula or spoon, mix everything.
  • Add the rest of the luke warmwater and olive oil.
  • Mix everything until it combines. It will look like a sticky dough.
  • Now cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or cling wrap and leave it on the counter for a minimum of 2 hr.
  • After 2hr, transfer the dough into a greased heavy bottom 8 inches round pan/tin.
  • Apply some olive oil on your hands and gently press the dough to spread it.
  • Top the shaped dough with sliced olives and tomatoes. Cover the tin with a towel or cling wrap.
  • Let it rest until it doubles in volume.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven at 200 °C.
  • Baked the risen dough in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Once naked, take the tin out and immediately demould the baked bread. Brush it with extra virgin olive oil to enhance the flavor.



  1. This is a tried and tested recipe. In case you want to change any ingredient, then the final outcome will also change.
  2. Every oven behaves differently and you are the best judge for your oven. So baking time can vary depending upon your oven size and model.
  3. You can adjust the servings of this recipe in the “Recipe Card” and all the ingredients and their measurement will automatically adjust.
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Sonia Gupta

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Sonia is an award-winning baking instructor and her baking courses are recognized by all baking enthusiastic. She is a Baking Instructor, Blogger, YouTuber, Author, a Social Media Influencer. Holding her forte as being one of the top baking instructors when it comes to whole wheat baking, Sonia has gain mastery in eggless and healthy baking. She has trained more than 2000 people in the last 3 years and continues to satisfy her desire to transform "HomeMakers into HomeBakers". You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. If you like to watch video recipes, check her YouTube Channel.

  • Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. You have explained it so well which gives me confidence to bake. Will definitely try it out. Thanks Sonia.

  • 5 stars
    Hello mam … you explained the recipe so well that it seems so easy to made.. will definetly try it..

  • 5 stars
    Hello ma’am, this recipe doesnt require kneading of dought for 10 or more mins like we do incase of bread baking? We just havr to bind the dough and keep it for 1st proofing?

    • Everybody has a different recipe and must follow what they tell you about their recipe. For my recipe, yes you do not need 10 minutes of kneading.

  • 5 stars
    Thanks a lot Sonia ji…i have baked this recipe 4 time…and each time…it is super delicious…

  • Ma’am,very nice recipe. But instead of yeast what can I use? Yeast is not available now due to current situation.

  • Hello Sonia mam thanks a lot for sharing well explained recipe and just because of your explanation it seems so easy to make I will surely try in coming few days

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