Elvio Galasso's focaccia recipe


Elvio Galasso's focaccia recipe

So easy, yet so delicious! Elvio Galasso, our professor of Italian cuisine, has been kind enough to share his recipe for homemade focaccia!

Elvio’s focaccia


  • 1 kg flour
  • 10 g yeast
  • 10 g sugar
  • 25 g sea salt
  • 125 g olive oil 
  • 450 ml warm water
  • 250 g mashed potatoes
  • About 12 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • A few sprigs of fresh or dried rosemary
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano cheese, to taste


  • Combine the first 6 ingredients to form a dough
  • Let rise for one hour
  • Roll out the dough and let rise for another hour
  • Top with the mashed potatoes, cherry tomatoes and rosemary
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 380oF
  • Sprinkle with cheese
  • Cut into squares
  • Buon appetito!

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