No-Knead Big Bubble Focaccia
I was very excited to try this high-hydration focaccia, which simply means the dough has a lot of water. In fact, this has the highest amount of water used than any other Food Wishes dough. It holds big bubbles in the baked dough and because of the long fermentation time, has a far superior flavor.
- 3¾ cups bread flour
- 2tablespoons bread flour
- ¼teaspoon active dry yeast
- 2teaspoons kosher salt
- 4teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed
- 1¾ cups water, at room temperature
- 1tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
- 1tablespoon flaky sea salt
Step 1Stir yeast into bread flour in a bowl. Add salt, followed by 4 teaspoons oil, and water. Stir with a spoon until a wet, sticky dough forms.
Step 2Cover and let sit at room temperature for 12 to 14 hours.
Step 3Uncover dough and transfer to an oiled work surface. Using oiled hands, press and push the dough into a rectangle, 16x12 inches in size. Fold dough into thirds horizontally; fold vertically into thirds. Transfer smooth side up into a generously oiled pan.
Step 4Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let rest until almost doubled in size, for 1 hour.
Step 5Using oiled hands, fold once more into thirds horizontally, then into thirds vertically to develop gluten structure. Flip dough, smooth side up, on the pan; cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 1 hour more.
Step 6Unwrap and stretch and fold dough once more in each direction using oiled hands.
Step 7Transfer, smooth side up, into a generously oiled metal baking pan. Lightly drizzle with additional olive oil and stretch to fit the pan. Cover and let rest for 2 hours.
Step 8Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C)
Step 9Unwrap and poke holes in the top of the dough using oiled fingers if desired for the traditional focaccia look. Scatter over rosemary and flaky sea salt.
Step 10Bake in the center of the preheated oven until browned, about 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Slice and serve.