Rosemary Cranberry Focaccia with Pine Nuts

A wonderfully rustic Italian flat bread with rosemary, chopped cranberries and pine nuts. Focaccia, originated in Italy and usually prepared with olive oil, flavoured with rosemary (or sage)and coarse sea salt, is quite versatile. For salads, or sandwiches, or to accompany soups and dips, Focaccia is the perfect choice.

  • 500 g All purpose flour
  • 8 g Instant active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 300 ml Water, lukewarm
  • 8 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • 1 tsp Fleur de sel
  • 2 Sprig Fresh rosemary, snap into smaller pieces
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer attached with a dough hook, add in flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Pour in water and 4 tablespoons olive oil. Mix on low speed until dough comes together. Increase speed to medium and mix until dough is smooth, about 5 minutes. Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead briefly to form into a smooth ball.
  2. Coat the mixing bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, place in the dough ball, and turn to coat all sides. Cover with a plastic film and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 tablespoons of chopped rosemary and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Heat the mixture until olive oil bubbles, about 1 minute. Add in chopped cranberries and remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. Once dough has risen, punch it down, place on a lightly floured surface, and knead in cranberry mixture, and pine nuts. Form the dough into a tight ball, cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough into a sheet and lay it on the prepared tray. Cover with a cling film and allow it to rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Dimple the dough with your fingertips and place the rosemary leaves in the indentations. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the dough and sprinkle with fleur de sel. Place loaf in the middle shelf of the oven and mist the inside of the oven with 3 or 4 sprays of water. Bake for 30 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.

Lisa H, from My Lemony Kitchen, was hosting a "Cambodian Souvenirs" giveaway last month. There are 3 very beautiful souvenirs she brought home from her visit to Cambodia: a soft Cambodian silk scarf, a set of beautiful chopsticks and a lovely embroidered purse. And I am the WINNER of this beautiful soft silk scarf. Thank you, Lisa!


Ana Rita Marreiros 15/2/11 10:06

Lovelly scarf..Loved the colours.
About the focaccia, what a great photo...This is surelly great in taste and texture!!


Cherine 15/2/11 10:28

What a gorgeous focaccia!!

Unknown 15/2/11 10:37

Focaccia sounds and looks so gud...looks very tempting

Shirley @ Kokken69 15/2/11 10:40

Lucky you, Angie! As usual, your bread looks really good.

ann low 15/2/11 10:46

I'm so jealous Angie *+* That's a lovely scarf..Congratulations!!
Your Focaccia bread looks sooo good and beautiful :))

Priya Suresh 15/2/11 11:09

Gorgeous and prefectly baked foccacia, love the addition of cranberries..

Çitra's Home Diary 15/2/11 11:13

What a beautiful and yummy Bread you did! ^_^ I love rosemary you use.

Honey Bee Sweets 15/2/11 11:50

At, one look, I thought it's olives in the foccacia, but it's cranberries, how refreshing! Looks like a good accompaniment to a bowl of soup or just some olive oil and balsamic vinegar....yum! Congrats on winning the scarf! It's lovely! Envy envy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 15/2/11 12:39

A splendid focaccia! I love the ingredients you used.



Belinda @zomppa 15/2/11 13:13

This is a beautiful focaccia!! Rosemary makes everything so aromatic.

Joanne 15/2/11 13:29

What an intriguing flavor combination for focaccia! Looks delicious.

Carolyn 15/2/11 13:30

Cranberries in focaccia? Oh my goodness that sounds good. I love focaccia anyway but I imagine the cranberries add a sweet tartness that really makes it interesting.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 15/2/11 13:39

You are so lucky to won that lovely gift! I like focaccia especially with Rosemary.

Unknown 15/2/11 13:50

What a gorgeous looking focaccia. Focaccia is in my 'to-bake' list and I cannot wait to give it a try.

noobcook 15/2/11 13:56

What a gorgeous looking bread... looks good to eat on its own!

MaryMoh 15/2/11 14:30

Congrats for the win. That's such a beautiful silk scarf. I'm sure it looks really pretty on you. Love your foccacia. I think I need to take up this challenge to make it this year. It would be so good with soup.

Jeannie 15/2/11 14:34

What a beautiful gift you've won! Your focaccia looks great too:D

Carol 15/2/11 14:40

Congrats on the win, beautiful scarf! Your focaccia looks amazing!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 15/2/11 14:44

Your breads are gorgeous and this focaccia looks great! It would make a wonderful sandwich. Congrats on winning the scarf!

Beth 15/2/11 14:51

Congratulations on winning the scarf -- it is truly beautiful! And your focaccia looks absolutely delicious.

Anonymous 15/2/11 14:52

This focaccia sounds terrific with cranberries and pine nuts, excellent!

My Little Space 15/2/11 15:10

Congratulations, Angie! What a beautiful winning. Lucky you! And the focaccia looks perfect for soup dipping. Thanks and have a sweet, loving and fun day. Happy Belated Valentine's Day!
Cheers, Kristy

Puja 15/2/11 15:12

What a combination..awesome looking focaccia dear..this definitely goes to my "must make" list :) Thanks for sharing Angie..

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Tina 15/2/11 15:39

beautiful clicks dear...focaccia looks yummy..

Kate @ 15/2/11 15:48

mmmm the focaccia looks fanastic! I can only imagine the wonderful smell of the rosemary. mmmmmm good!

Jill Colonna 15/2/11 16:02

Absolute perfection. Lovely touch zith the cranberries, too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 15/2/11 16:12

Delicious-looking focaccia and congratulations on winning that beautiful silk scarf!

Anna's Table 15/2/11 16:19

Congratulations on winning that beautiful scarf! Rosemary focaccia is a real staple at our place. You've really brought it up a notch with the addition of cranberries and pine nuts.

Brandon 15/2/11 16:33

Great combination of Rosemary and Cranberry. Perfect for the cold weather.


Claudia 15/2/11 16:34

Love how you livened up the foccacia with the cranberries - plus it makes it festive. Congrats on the soft scarf - it's a beauty.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch 15/2/11 16:56

Beautiful bread! Wishing I had a slice of its goodness now.

Treat and Trick 15/2/11 18:01

What a perfect bread! Looks fabulous too. Congratulations on winning that scarf dear....

Unknown 15/2/11 18:50

This is heaven. I love, love, LOVE focaccia bread. I'm saving this recipe. The combination of cranberry, rosemary, and pine nuts sounds incredible.

Unknown 15/2/11 19:26

oh wat a gorgeous scarf love the colour and fab bread, i can never be successful in baking bread so beautiful :)

Fresh Local and Best 15/2/11 20:01

I like all of the goodies that you added to this foccacia. The sweetness of the raisins, cranberries must be so good with the cunchy nuts and savory rosemary.

Suchitra Vaidyaram 15/2/11 20:48

Looks swell- love the focaccia!

Ivy 15/2/11 21:00

The bread sounds delicious. We have a similar bread in Greece and it is called Lagana.

Unknown 15/2/11 21:26

You are an artist! What a gorgeous piece of bread.

Cristina 15/2/11 21:30

Beautiful color scarf you've won!

Where do you find these fantastic recipes, Anglie. I'm definitely making this. Gorgeous looking focaccia with the pine nuts, rosemary and cranberries.

Tanantha P. 15/2/11 22:22

Lucky you, Angie! that scarf is beautiful.
I just saw LeQuan from Luvtoeat made focaccia. This one looks so delicious. I love a touch of rosemary and pine nuts!

Steph 15/2/11 23:00

Beautiful photos!! I can only imagine what this tastes like :)

Evan @swEEts 15/2/11 23:07

You know, I've never done focaccia and neither has Mountain Man.. I think this needs to be changed immediately! This looks delicious!

briarrose 15/2/11 23:17

Beautiful bread. I love the mix of cranberries and pine nuts.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 15/2/11 23:53

What a fabulous focaccia!!! I love the flavor combination...ALL my favorites. I'd love a slice with my soup tonight :)

Kumi 16/2/11 00:21

I love how you combined the different ingredients! I think I'll go snip a sprig from the rosemary bush now.. :-)

OohLooKBel 16/2/11 00:26

I always admire people who can make bread and focaccia and yours looks fabulous. Love the addition of cranberries for sweetness; it must taste wonderful.

Rosy 16/2/11 02:23

I love foccacia and this looks truly amazing.

Unknown 16/2/11 02:27

Beautiful focaccia, I love all your ingredients! The fresh rosemary looks beautiful in your photo. Congratulations on your scarf, it is pretty;-)

Elisabeth 16/2/11 04:29

Angie-I make rosemary focaccia quite often, but never, have I made it with cranberries. What a genius idea. Love how yours turned out. Beautiful photos and great recipe.
Gorgeous scarf...I envy you!

peachkins 16/2/11 04:47

sounds like my kind of bread...

Susi's Kochen und Backen 16/2/11 04:50

I love focaccia, but would have never thought to combine it with cranberries and pine nuts. What a brilliant and tasty idea :o)

Angela 16/2/11 04:55

I have attempted focaccia and failed miserably. Yours is so lovely. I am very enamored with the idea of cranberries and pine nuts.

Unknown 16/2/11 05:33

This looks perfect and yum!! Fabulous clicks as always..

Dulce Dough 16/2/11 06:35

Looks amazing! I bet the cranberries are so good in this!

Abhilash Pillai 16/2/11 07:08

The recipe was simple. I am planning to shift to baking slowly. Need to master other cooking techniques first.

Rosemary cranberry focaccia with pine nuts appear great!

Anonymous 16/2/11 07:35

What an outstanding focaccia, I love the idea of rosemary, cranberries and pine nuts together.
:-) Mandy

Lisa H. 16/2/11 07:56

You are welcome Angie... :) and thank you for the mentioned above

I love Foccacia... my kids always complaining that they have to wait overnight before they could enjoy the foccacia I bake...
Wait no more kids... with Angie's foccacia :) beauty :)

She's Cookin' 16/2/11 08:00

Beautiful focaccia - adding cranberries along with the pine nuts and rosemary really makes it unique! And yo are going to look ravishing wearing that gorgeous scarf :)

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 16/2/11 10:34

Love the cranberries in your foccacia! And that scarf is gorgeous! Lucky you!

delphcotecuisine 16/2/11 10:52

such lovely pics for a gorgeous recipe

Lauren 16/2/11 12:38

nothing I love more than rosemary in foccacia but I am not a bread person/don't make it don't trust myself. I have the addition of the other flavors.

Faith 16/2/11 13:43

Your focaccia looks great and I love the flavors in it! Beautiful scarf!

Unknown 16/2/11 14:17

Another beauty! I love cranberries.. and in focaccia?? Yes, I'll take a loaf!

Lorraine 16/2/11 14:24

Wonderful foccacia. Love the ingredients you have used. The tartness of the cranberries must really add to this yummy savory bread:)

Congrats on winning such a beautiful scarf!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 16/2/11 15:11

I can smell it from here! Mouthwatering!

Karen 16/2/11 15:24

I'd like to order a giant focaccia from you! I'm afraid I'm about to drool on my keyboard... :-)

Unknown 16/2/11 15:41

Ohh this looks lovely. I love focassia bread.

Anonymous 16/2/11 15:43

I do so envy people who can bake and come up with this beauty.

kitchen flavours 16/2/11 16:58

Congratulations, that's a beautiful scarf! And your focaccia looks so perfect!

oregonphotography 16/2/11 17:56

One of the most down-to-earth gals and real folks around! And, some of the best recipes around. She puts a lot of work into things. It shows!

Namitha 16/2/11 19:19

Congrats for winning that pretty scarf :-) and the focaccia looks wonderful !

From the Kitchen 16/2/11 21:17

This looks delicious! I have a rosemary/cranberry focaccia recipe that I do but it doesn't contain pine nuts which I think would add another layer of deliciousness!


mr. pineapple man 16/2/11 21:52

as always, beautiful photos and food!

tigerfish 16/2/11 21:58

Congrats on winning the scarf!

You make such beautiful and delicious-looking focaccia!

Unknown 16/2/11 22:44

focaccia looks awesome..sounds brilliant!

arthi 16/2/11 23:17

nice presentation and the focaccia looks very tempting!! nice scarf :)

Magic of Spice 17/2/11 01:13

Love that this has cranberries :) Rosemary focaccia is always my favorite...
Hope you had a wonderful valentines day

Torviewtoronto 17/2/11 01:38

congrats on the beautiful win
delicious focaccia

Cakewhiz 17/2/11 02:50


Your foccacia looks so soft and it's refreshing to see a nice change since it has pine nuts. Tasty!

Reeni 17/2/11 03:30

The scarf is beautiful Angie! And so is the focaccia - I adore the cranberries and pine nuts you added!

Amy @ cookbookmaniac 17/2/11 12:54

I've always wanted to make my own foccacia. The ones available at the supermarket are horribly dry and strange-flavoured. This looks wholesome and cheerful. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

sanjeeta kk 17/2/11 13:32

LOve the rosemary in the Foccasia, Angie! Am going to bake it soon.

Boulder Locavore 17/2/11 14:13

Hi Angie! This bread brought back memories of a similar Indian bread we would get at a wonderful restaurant in California. I love the addition of the fruit and nuts. Delish! Love the scarf too! You'll enjoy wearing it I'm sure and look as fabulous as we know you to be!

Mother Rimmy 17/2/11 15:24

I could so make a turkey panini with this bread. Wouldn't that be delicious!


I could not possibly love anything more than homemade focaccia! Thanks Angie for brightening my day!

tasteofbeirut 17/2/11 17:43

The focaccia looks and sounds amazing! I could live on that type of bread with a few olives, I am in heaven; the scarf from Cambodia looks beautiful and so soft.

Barbara 17/2/11 17:47

A fabulous recipe, Angie. Super idea to add cranberries. Love the last photo with the rosemary peeking out. I'm crazy for focaccia...divine with nothing but olive oil. And right out of the oven it's wonderful.

pigpigscorner 17/2/11 20:59

I like how you cook the cranberries and rosemary first! YUM!

marla 17/2/11 22:38

Angie, this focaccia looks amazing!! I love rosemary & dig that there is lots of it in this bread. The cranberries & pinenuts are a great addition too :)

Elin Chia 18/2/11 02:56

Angie..congrats...that is a beautiful silk scarf :) and your focaccia with rosemary cranberry and pine looks great ! Thanks for the recipe :)

FOODESSA 18/2/11 03:16

I'm so envious...your focaccia looks and has more interesting ingredients that mine ever did ;o)

Congrats on winning the colourful scarf!

Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

A Canadian Foodie 18/2/11 05:26

I make focaccia all of the time. I love your fresh approach to flavours, Angie! I have never made this combination - but will now. It is an easy fragrant bread that gets eaten almost before it is served.

Monet 18/2/11 06:18

Hi Angie! Your scarf is so beautiful! Congratulations! Your focaccia also looks amazing. I love the addition of cranberries. How unique! Thank you for sharing with me tonight. I hope you have a great Friday. I'm so ready for the weekend!

theUngourmet 18/2/11 06:46

I love focaccia! I've never tried it with cranberry. Great idea!!

grace 18/2/11 08:11

i love rosemary-flavored focaccia, and i find the addition of crunchy pine nuts and chewy cranberries to be a stroke of genius! this is a masterpiece, angie!

Cheah 18/2/11 08:57

I like the bright coloured scarf! And also the lovely pictures of your
focaccia. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Deliah's Deli 18/2/11 09:10

hi angie..thanks for coming yr blog :)

blackbookkitchendiaries 18/2/11 17:19

wow! that looks really amazing:) i really need to try making this soon. i am drooling over it right now. yum! thanks for sharing this.

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels 19/2/11 23:22

Your focaccia is beautiful! I love the idea of adding pine nuts and cranberries to the focaccia. It sounds amazing! :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 20/2/11 07:44

Cranberries and pine nuts seem the perfect additions to a wonderful foccacia. Only wish I could taste this.

ASHLEA 23/2/11 15:40

I love cranberries and rosemary, but can't say that I have ever had them together. This bread sounds amazing!

lena 24/2/11 18:32

i've never attempted foccacia but i hope to make this soon! i'm checking on focaccia on some of the blogs and all looks so tempting! Yours look truly good!


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