Italian Focaccia with Theo Randall

Follow our recipe or cook along with Michelin-starred chef Theo Randall to make the perfect Italian Summer feast in the video below, ideal for entertaining guests.

Italian focaccia


  • 900g strong white bread flour
  • 100g semolina, plus extra for the tray
  • 35g fresh yeast
  • Pinch of caster sugar
  • 15g salt
  • 30ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to finish
  • 500–550ml lukewarm water
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Chopped rosemary


  1. Mix together the flour and semolina in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl mix the yeast with the sugar. Add the salt, olive oil and 500ml of the water and mix together.
  3. Tip the yeast mixture into the flour and mix – by hand or in a food mixer fitted with the dough hook – to a soft but not sticky dough (you may need to add more water or flour).
  4. Shape into a ball. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave the dough to rise in a warm place until doubled in size. During this time, oil a baking tray and sprinkle it with semolina.
  5. Spread out the dough on the prepared tray to a rough rectangular or square shape about 2cm thick. Make indentations all over the dough with your fingertips. Sprinkle olive oil and sea salt over the top and then some chopped rosemary. Leave to prove in a warm place for 10–15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220°C.
  6. Bake the focaccia for about 10 minutes until golden brown; it should sound hollow when tapped on the base. Drizzle more olive oil all over the top, then leave to cool on a wire rack before slicing.

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Watch and learn as chef Theo Randall cooks some amazing summer entertaining recipes using the Smeg Omnichef oven, Induction hob, Stand mixer, hand blender and Smeg cookware.

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Products Used


Oven, Dolce Stil Novo, Galileo cavity: Omnichef, 60cm, Multitech, Black, Vapor Clean
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Stand mixer, 800 W, Cream, 50's Style
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Hand Blenders, Black, 50's Style
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Kitchenware, Cookware, Saucepans, Red, 50's Style , 20 cm
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Hob, Aesthetics: Dolce Stil Novo, Induction, 90 cm, Built-in: Traditional
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