Garlic Dill Focaccia Bread

Garlic Dill Focaccia Bread

Infused with garlic and dill, the smell of this warm, freshly baked bread is absolute heaven. It's surprisingly easy to make and just takes a little bit of patience!
Course Baking
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Focaccia
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Author Vanessa


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a large bowl mix together the warm water, yeast and honey. Let sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
  • While waiting for yeast mixture to foam, in a small skillet over low heat combine the olive oil and minced garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Do not let the garlic get too brown! Remove from heat and set aside. Once it has cooled a bit stir in dill.
  • Add 1 cup of the flour and 1/4 cup of the olive oil and herb mixture to the yeast mixture. Stir together and then let sit for 5 more minutes.
  • Mix in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour and the salt until the dough comes together. On a floured surface, knead the dough 15-20 times until smooth.
  • Oil the bowl you mixed the  dough in, and transfer dough back into bowl, turning to coat. Cover with a towel, set in a warm area and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 450°F.
  • Spread 2 tbsp of the olive oil and herb mixture into a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Transfer the dough to the baking dish, pressing it down and spreading.
  • Use your fingers to dimple the dough and then drizzle the remainder of the olive oil mixture over the dough. Let rise for 20 minutes.
  • Baking in pre-heated oven for 15 - 20 minutes, until it is golden brown.