Easy Sourdough Focaccia Recipe

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Cover Photo for Easy Sourdough Focaccia Recipe blog post

If you’re new to making bread, you’ve come to the right spot! This is one of the easiest recipes for sourdough focaccia that you will ever find truly. This recipe has been passed from friend to friend so the source isn’t quite known at the moment BUT I am deeply grateful to have it and share it with others. 

One question I’ve been asked the most about this recipe is how do I make my starter. Personally, I started by getting some starter from another friend and have continued to bake with it since then, however CLICK HERE for more information on making your own starter if you aren’t able to grab some from someone else!

I’ve included a video below of my process that you can follow along if you’d like!


For the Dough:

  • 430g of Water
  • 50-100g of Starter (depending on the time of year – right now because our temperature is about 40-60 degrees, I’m using 80g of starter)
  • 10g of Salt
  • 512g of Flour

Mix together water, starter, and salt. Add flour and combine until flour is fully incorporated. Transfer to straight sided clear container (makes it easier to mark and see where it’s risen). 

Let it rest for 30 minutes.

Stretch & fold dough just a couple of times & honestly you can skip this step and it still works well; cover loosely and let it rest overnight.

Transfer to oiled pan and fold in sides and flip over. Rest for 3-4 hours until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit (I bake mine at 400 degrees in a convection oven as stated in the video). Poke holes with fingers and top with garlic, olive oil, rosemary, & coarse salt (or whatever your heart desires for seasoning!).

Bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy!


***Sidenote: As an example, I start my dough at 10 pm at night & let it rise in a plastic container (as seen in the video above). Then I put it into my cast iron skillet around 8 am, cover it, and let it sit in the sun until around 11:30 am. I then bake as directed above!

10 Books Recommended by You!

10 Books Recommended by You
10 Books Recommended by You

You asked and so I am delivering! I’ve had so many people reach out for book recommendations and so I asked you all for some of your favorites to share with each other. Here’s a list of some of those awesome recommendations you gave – take a look and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to leave a comment and share some of your favorites too not included! 

#1 Fail Until You Don't: Fight, Grind, Repeat by Bobby Bones

This one is solid gold and my personal recommendation for all! Bobby is a best selling author (if you haven’t read any of his works, look them up!) and this book was actually #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. In this specific Book, he tells some of his own personal experiences of failure, success, and what drove him along the way and he also includes stories of his own close friends as well as their successes.

#2 The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

This book is everything in the title: the light and happiness that comes with living in the now and what it means to do so. This book is great for anyone on a path of self discovery or someone with anxiety. Seriously – it’s great for teaching you to let go off the stresses around you and live in the moment!

#3 The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

This is a must read for those who love the heart-wrenching true stories of the Holocaust. Recounted by Corrie ten Boom, a member of the ten Boom family, she tells of the families who were hidden during Nazi invasions and the role she played. Due to their help, all of the ten Boom’s Dutch family faced death in a concentration camp – all but Corrie who lived to tell their legacy.

#4 The Shack by William Paul Young

This book has been recommended by so many and is a must read for those who enjoy spiritual journeys and self awakening. After his daughter is kidnapped and evidence comes to light that she may have been brutally murdered in the Oregon wilderness, a father experiences meeting God in a few different forms and is taught hard lessons like forgiveness, love, and believing that you are not alone. It was recently developed into a motion picture however many readers will tell you that it just cannot compare to the book! The book truly tackles the question: Where is God when there’s so much pain in this world? Get ready to laugh, cry, and learn!

#5 Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Dr. Eggerichs and his wife give couples all the help they need to maintain a happy marriage throughout this book. They ask all the important questions and cover important issues that are common and can arise while showing the possibility of still giving love and respect to each other. The give the answers to all the questions you might have about why your spouse may be reacting negatively to different situations and how to respond and be there for each other in a healthy way!

#6 The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

This is a series full of historical fiction with adventure, romance, and more. Set in the 1940s, this tale is about a British ex-combat nurse named Claire Randall who, while on her honeymoon, discovers a portal that takes her back in time to the 1700s where she is forced to marry a Scots warrior in order to survive. From there, the adventures soar and the story has become an award winning series with seven books telling of Claire’s travels.

#7 Atomic Habits by James Clear

A self help book that changes your perspective and includes true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award winning artists, business leaders, and more. This book teaches you how to create new habits, motivate yourself, create an environment for success, and to get back on the path of getting down to business. Great for anyone from business owners and entrepreneurs to the stay at home parent.

#8 The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabille

If you’re into Enneagrams, this book is for you! Enneagrams are an ancient personality typing system that helps to describe how humans are wired in every way, both negatively and positively. In this book, authors Stabile and Morgan Cron take a different approach to explore Enneagrams and Christian spirituality to find a deeper knowledge of ourselves and our relationship with God. Not only does this book help you see yourself differently but it also brings perspective of how others see the world around you. 

#9 The Chimp Paradox by Prof. Steve Peters

If you know me, you know I talk about mindset a lot! This book has been recommended by so many for just that – mind management! If you need to find that motivation and that drive that you’re lacking, it could all be about changing that mindset first and foremost. Dr. Peters goes into depth to explain this, how to increase your happiness, build confidence, and bring about success.

#10 Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

 Another great self help book and the Washington Post quotes “memoir, motivational tips, Bible quotations and common-sense girl talk” all rolled into one. Rachel Hollis has created a novel that is funny, honest, and to the point helping women all over to remember their worth and who they are. She talks lies that she believed about herself for so long and how she overcame them and how you too can overcome the challenges you face and believe about yourself.