High Altitude Focaccia Recipe

Are you a baking enthusiast living at a high altitude? If so, you might have experienced the unique challenges that high-altitude baking presents. But fear not!

We have the perfect solution for your baking endeavors – a delicious High Altitude Focaccia recipe that’s bound to impress your taste buds and your friends.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps of creating a flavorful and airy focaccia bread, perfectly tailored to high-altitude conditions.

Understanding High Altitude Baking

High altitude affects baking due to lower air pressure and humidity. This can lead to uneven rising and a dry finished product. To counter these effects, we need to make some alterations to our recipe.

High Altitude Focaccia Recipe

Recipe Details:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Course: Bread, Snack
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)
  • Calories: 180

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Gather your ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet (2 ¼ tsp) active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110°F/45°C)
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Toppings: Fresh rosemary, olives, sea salt, cherry tomatoes (as desired)
High Altitude Focaccia Recipe
High Altitude Focaccia Recipe


  1. Activate The Yeast: In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy.
  2. Mix The Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead The Dough: Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes until it’s smooth and elastic.
  4. First Rise: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm area for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  5. Prepare The Pan: Grease a baking pan with olive oil. Transfer the risen dough to the pan and gently press it to fit.
  6. Shape The Focaccia: Use your fingers to create dimples all over the dough’s surface. Drizzle olive oil generously over the top.
  7. Second Rise: Cover the pan with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat The Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) while the dough is rising.
  9. Add Toppings: Press your chosen toppings – fresh rosemary, olives, cherry tomatoes, and sea salt – into the dimples on the dough’s surface.
  10. Baking: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the focaccia turns golden brown.
  11. Cool And Serve: Once baked, remove the focaccia from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. Slice and serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Troubleshooting High Altitude Baking

If your focaccia turns out denser than expected, it might be due to excess flour or over-kneading. Adjust your technique and try again for the perfect loaf.


Making high altitude focaccia recipe is a gratifying experience that comes with its own set of difficulties and victories. With the appropriate methods and a little imagination, you can create a delicious loaf of bread that’s ideal for sharing with loved ones.

Roll up your sleeves, heat the oven, and start baking for a voyage that will be both tasty and rewarding.

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I am Naznin, the recipe creator and blogger behind Foods Kitchen (since 2021). I like to try new recipes, especially when they are delicious, so those are my recipes... Hope you like it! Thank you for your time!
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