Focaccia with an Inlay of Pressed Herbs

Focaccia with an Inlay of Pressed Herbs
Photo by Ben Fink


  • ¼ tsp. instant yeast (such as Red Star's QuickRise, Fleischmann's Bread Machine Yeast or Rapid Rise, or Saf Instant)
  • A mix of herb leaves, such as rosemary, thyme, sage, flat-leaf parsley, summer savory, oregano, and chives (about 1 cup, loosely packed)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Coarse salt
  • 5-1/3 oz. (1 cup plus 3 Tbs.) durum flour, also called extra-fancy pasta flour
  • 5-1/3 oz. (1 cup plus 3 Tbs.) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more for topping the loaf
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • 1 cup lukewarm water

Combine the flours and yeast in a large bowl. Add the water and oil; mix with your fingers just until combined smoothly. The dough will be wet and sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes. After this rest (called an autolyse), mix in the salt. Knead on an unfloured w...

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