This is an extremely easy way to make focaccia to your liking. If you like it moist and fluffy then bake it about 10 minutes. If you like it crunchier and darker in the outside cook it a little longer.
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 (7g) packet active dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water
2 cups (250g) plain flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
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In a small bowl dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl combine the yeast mixture with flour, stirring well. Stir in additional water 1 tablespoon at a time until all of the flour is absorbed. When the dough has pulled together turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly for about 1 minute.
Lightly oil a large bowl then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees C.
Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface; knead briefly. Pat or roll the dough into a sheet and place on a lightly greased baking tray. Brush the dough with oil and sprinkle with salt.
Bake focaccia in preheated oven for 10 to 20 minutes depending on desired crispness.