Making Focaccia is as easy as making a simple pizza!
Use a basic pizza dough recipe for the dough
Let the dough rise until it is approximately twice its size or a little less... just bigger. If it's room temperature, it should take about 30 minutes covered with a cloth draped over the bowl. Put up high where it's warmer or preheat the oven to 200 then turn it off and put the dough in there.
Once it is risen, do the part we all secretly love.... punch it down!
Then knead it for a minute or two and place it in a very well greased (using olive oil) baking pan and spread it around making sure it is about one inch thick all around.
Preheat the oven to 400F
At this point you have the option to either let it rise again or not. We've done both ways. Sometimes I add the toppings as soon as I add the dough to the pan.
If however, you actually let it rise a final third time, then it may produce a more airy and thick pizza like texture. Since according to the experts out there, this is more of a bread than pizza, you aren't doing anything wrong by putting the toppings on right before baking.
Sprinkle fresh rosemary and the course salt
Make indents in the dough
Drizzle or brush with olive oil
Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown