Focaccia or Sicilian Pizza Dough

Cuisinart original

In addition to making a delicious focaccia, this dough is a great base for Sicilian or Grandma-style pizzas.


Makes 1 pan focaccia or Sicilian-style pizza.


2½ cups bread flour
2    teaspoons kosher salt
1    teaspoon granulated sugar
1    teaspoon instant or active dry yeast*
1    teaspoon olive oil
1    cup plus 3 tablespoons water, room temperature

Nutritional information

Nutritonal information per serving (based on 8 servings):
Calories 139 (8% from fat) • carb. 28g • pro. 4g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g chol. 0mg • sod. 534mg • calc. 1mg • fiber 1g


1. Put the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast into a large mixing bowl.
Whisk to combine. Add the olive oil to the water and then
pour over the dry ingredients.
Using your hands or a bowl scraper, work the ingredients to
form a dough. Knead a few more times, and then cover and let
sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.
2. Fold the dough over a few times, then use in your favorite
focaccia or Sicilian or Grandma-style pizza.
NOTE: This recipe can be made in a food processor or stand
mixer; see tips (page 9).
*If using instant yeast, prepare as written. If using active dry
yeast it must be proofed in warm (105°F-110°F) water first.
Sprinkle the yeast into the warm water, along with a pinch of
the sugar, and once it gets foamy, it is ready to use. All other
dry ingredients can be mixed as written above.