Focaccia with Fragata garlic filled olives and cherry tomatoes

Fragata Filled Olives

A quick and simple focaccia recipe using cherry tomatoes and Fragata Olives filled with garlic. Perfect as a side dish or Mediterranean lunch. Serve warm, topped with fresh herbs and drizzled with olive oil. These ingredients are suitable for a 35cm x 25cm tin.


  • 1 x 350g can Fragata Stoneless Manzanilla Olives filled with garlic
  • 100g strong bread flour
  • 7g active dry yeast
  • 65g extra virgin olive oil plus 20 grams for drizzling
  • 230ml water
  • 10g salt
  • 10g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary or oregano
  • 400g plain flour
  • 10 cherry tomatoes


  1. Take 150ml of water and pour it in a jug. Warm up the water to around 43°C (you don’t need a thermometer, just heat 50 ml of water in the kettle and mix it with the remaining 100 ml). Add the yeast and 5 grams of caster sugar, give it a good stir then let it sit for 5-10 minutes or until foam appears on the surface.
  2. Put flour, oil, salt and the remaining 5 grams of sugar in a big bowl. Start adding the yeast mixture stirring with a wooden spoon. Continue to mix and pour the rest of the water.
  3. Once the dough looks sticky transfer it on a floured surface and knead it with your hands until smooth.
  4. Shape it into a ball and transfer into a slightly oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel and let it rise for about 30 minutes.
  5. Grease a 35cmx25cm tin with extra virgin olive oil and transfer the dough to it. Stretch it gently to fill the tin. Cover and let it rise for another 30-40 minutes or until doubled.
  6. Heat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7. Use your fingers to poke deep dimples in the dough.
  7. Drizzle with about 20 grams of oil, arrange the cherry tomatoes and about 10 olives into the dimples, sprinkle with the flaky salt and rosemary.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden. Serve warm cut into squares.