Focaccia Ligure


1000g Strong Wheat Flour
500g Water
20g Salt
50g Liquid Malt Honey will do if you can't find it
40g Olive Oil
35g Butter
350g Biga
20g Fresh yeast

For the Biga

Simply mix all the ingredients together and let rest for 2 hours


I have a pizza oven capable of reaching high temperatures, so for me the settings are:

Cook until nice and browned on the top, around 4-6 minutes.


Mix in the flour, salt, biga and all the water. Mix well.

Add the malt bit by bit, followed by oil (use high quality extra virgin olive oil) and finally butter. All ingredients must be well mixed before proceeding to the next.

Add the yeast and integrate it well.

Let the entire dought rest for 1 hour in a humid oven.

Passed the hour, stretch it using a rolling pin until it’s size is approximately the size of the baking sheet you’re using. The dought won’t reach all the way to the edges of the sheet, it’s fine, don’t overwork the dough. Let it rest again for 1 hour in a humid oven.

Stretch again the dought, this time it’ll comfortably reach the corners of the sheet. Add the traditional finger marks by pressing your fingers firmly in the dought, enough to leave a big mark but not enough to break the dough. Let it rest again for 1 hour in a humid oven.

Finally, mix in a glass in equal parts oil and water and spread the solution over the dough, making sure it fills in the holes. Sprinkle some thick salt on top and put in the oven.

Cook until light brown but not completely browned. The holes should still appear light in colors when done.