Foccacia with Savory and Olives

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 1 (9-by-13-inch) loaf
Share This Recipe


1 1/2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees F)

1 tablespoon sugar

2 (1/4-ounce) packages active dry yeast

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons kosher salt

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1/3 cup picholine olives, pitted and sliced

1/4 cup slivered or sliced almonds

2 tablespoons chopped fresh savory

Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let stand for 10 minutes. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add 3 cups of the flour, the salt, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and the yeast mixture. Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly mix until the dough comes together. Gradually add remaining flour. If the dough seems too wet, add up to 1/4 cup more flour. Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Punch down the dough, and transfer onto a lightly greased 9-by-13-inch baking sheet. Spread the dough to the edges of the baking sheet. Using your fingertips, make "dimples" in the dough. Drizzle the dough with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle with olives, almonds and savory. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.