Focaccia Pugliese with Fresh Tomatoes Recipe

Focaccia Pugliese with Fresh Tomatoes

Prep Time : 45 - 60 Minutes
Cooking Time : 25-30 Minutes
Serves : 2

Focaccia Pugliese or Focaccia Barese is a type of focaccia made in the Puglia region of Southern Italy. What makes the bread stand out is the use of mashed potatoes while making the dough. A classic Pugliese Focaccia, topped with fresh tomatoes and baked to golden brown goodness is a treat for all your senses. Try making one with the recipe we’re sharing and you’ll find yourself coming back to it time and again because of how easy and delicious it is. 

45 - 60 Minutes
25-30 Minutes


  • 250 gms all purpose flour
  • 2 large potatoes, boiled, peeled and grated
  • 1 ½ tbsps. yeast 
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 240 ml lukewarm water 
  • Extra virgin olive oil to spray
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6-8 Kalamata olives, halved
  • Parmesan cheese powder for sprinkling
  • Sorrentina Pizza Pasta Seasoning


    1. To start making your focaccia, sieve the flour and salt  in a large bowl, add yeast and the potato and lightly mix it
    2. Add lukewarm water and knead well. The dough should be slightly sticky yet firm. Once you’re done kneading, shape it into a ball and place the dough in a bowl sprayed with some olive oil. This will help to ensure the dough doesn't stick to the bowl
    3. Cover the bowl with a cling wrap and place it in a warm, dry place till the dough doubles up in size. (This could take about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the warmth of the kitchen).
    4. Preheat an oven to 430°F or 220°C
    5. Once the dough has proved, grease a 12-inch baking pan with olive oil and evenly spread the dough in it
    6. Gently press the halved tomatoes and olives, cut side down, into the dough.
    7. Add a generous sprinkling of Pizza Pasta Seasoning and some sea salt
    8. Spray olive oil on top and bake your focaccia in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the surface is evenly browned and the tomatoes are just slightly charred
    9. Once the bread is out of the oven, sprinkle Parmesan cheese powder and some more of the Pizza Pasta Seasoning on top for that extra burst of flavour
    10. Remove the focaccia from the baking pan and let cool on a wire rack
    11. Cut into desired shapes and serve with Sundried Tomato Pesto.

    Also Check - Focaccia Sandwich

    Shop these Italian pantry staples on our website or order them online via Swiggy, Zepto or Amazon. For more updates on all things Italian, follow @sorrentina_honestlyitalian on Instagram

    Make This dish At Home.

    1 of 3
    Keep reading