Overnight No Knead Focaccia Bread

Overnight No Knead Focaccia Bread is full of deliciously fresh baked flavors that go great with any main entree. The bread is soft in the middle to give that extra ohh my goodness feeling when you sink your teeth in for a much anticipated first bite. The only problem you will have is making enough of this to make it though the first meal. The first batch I made was gone before I knew it. Succulent fresh made bread that is to die for.

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In a large bowl: combine flour, salt, yeast and whisk. Add lukewarm water and 2 tbsp olive oil. Use a wooden spoon or spatula and mix everything together (it’s going to be wet & sticky). In a separate or same bowl: coat the dough with 2 tbsp olive oil (this will prevent the dough from drying out). 

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate in the refrigerator at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours.

Remove the bowl from the refrigerator. Gently fold the dough (inwards) a few times (highly recommended). Cover again at room temperature for an additional 30 minutes.

Coat the baking pan with 2 tbsp olive oil. Remove the dough from the bowl and transfer to the (greased) baking pan.

Try your best to spread the dough across the pan to form a rectangle. Cover with a cloth or towel and let sit at room temperature for 3-4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Remove the cloth or towel. Pour ½ cup olive oil on top of the dough.

Use your fingers to poke dents into the dough (poke all the way down to the baking pan) all over top surface.

Sprinkle the top with salt (recommend using Mediterranean Sea Salt) and fresh rosemary leaves.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes (it took me 25 minutes) or until the edges are golden &crisp. Remove the pan from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

Then transfer the focaccia to a cooking rack, let rest until cool to touch. 

Slice and serve warm.

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Overnight ‘No Knead’ Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Warm, filling and simply delicious.
2.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting 15 hrs
Total Time 15 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Baked Goods, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 loaf
Calories

Equipment

  • 1 9" x 13" baking pan
  • 2 9" pie pan see under notes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 4 tbsp (divided) extra virgin olive oil Preferred a good quality
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp salt

Additional

  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Preferred a good quality
  • 2 stem fresh rosemary leaves
  • sprinkle Sea Salt (Mediterranean highly recommended) optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl: combine flour, salt, yeast and whisk. Add lukewarm water and 2 tbsp olive oil. Use a wooden spoon or spatula and mix everything together (it's going to be wet & sticky). In a separate or same bowl: coat the dough with 2 tbsp olive oil (this will prevent the dough from drying out). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate in the refrigerator at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • Remove the bowl from the refrigerator. Gently fold the dough (inwards) a few times (highly recommended). Cover again at room temperature for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Coat the baking pan with 2 tbsp olive oil. Remove the dough from the bowl and transfer to the (greased) baking pan. Try your best to spread the dough across the pan to form a rectangle. Cover with a cloth or towel and let sit at room temperature for 3-4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Remove the cloth or towel. Pour ½ cup olive oil on top of the dough. Use your fingers to poke dents into the dough (poke all the way down to the baking pan) all over top surface. Sprinkle the top with salt (recommend using Mediterranean Sea Salt) and fresh rosemary leaves.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes (it took me 25 minutes) or until the edges are golden & crisp. Remove the pan from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then transfer the focaccia to a cooking rack, let rest until cool to touch.

Slice and serve warm.

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    Notes

    2 – 9″ Pie Pan
    Follow the same instructions: just divide dough into 2 pans and divide olive oils in the pans. 
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