Soft & Crispy Focaccia | Claire Saffitz | Dessert Person

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Claire Saffitz x Dessert Person

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Watch Claire Saffitz make soft & crispy focaccia, a recipe from her cookbook, Dessert Person. Not only is the recipe forgiving, making it a great introduction to breadmaking for novice bakers, it's incredibly versatile and serves as the perfect accompaniment to any meal (hello, soup weather!). You might be surprised to see just how easy it is to make a tall, fluffy, light focaccia.
#ClaireSaffitz #DessertPerson #Focaccia
Special Equipment:
Instant-read thermometer
Stand mixer
Standard half-sheet pan (18x13 inches)
1 (1/4 oz / 7g) envelope active dry yeast
6 cups bread flour (24oz / 780g)
2 tablespoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt (0.6oz / 17g)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (5oz / 110g), plus 1/4 cup for topping plain focaccia and more for oiling hands
Optional toppings
Flaky salt, for sprinkling the top
Video Breakdown:
0:00 Start
0:15 Intro to Focaccia
0:43 Show Intro / Animation
1:00 Dessert Person
2:00 Ingredients/Special Equipment
3:20 Mix The Dough
4:57 First Rise
6:09 Fold & Proof
8:13 Prepare Toppings
10:10 Dimpling & Baking
13:59 Taste Test / Outro
Find Dessert Person Online:
Claire Saffitz on Instagram: csaffitz
Dessert Person Merchandise:
For Other Penguin Random House Books:
Dessert Person Cookbook
Photographer: Alex Lau
Food Stylist: Sue Li
Prop Stylist: Astrid Chastka
Video Series:
Producer/Director: Vincent Cross
Camera Operator: Calvin Robertson
Sound Engineer/Music: Michael Guggino
Editor: Brooke Shuman
Animation Credits:
Character Designer/Animator: Jack Sherry
Character Rigger: Johara Dutton
Background/Prop Designer: M. Cody Wiley
Background Illustrator: Jagriti Khirwar

Claire Saffitz x Dessert Person
Claire Saffitz x Dessert Person Ай мурун
Hey folks, thanks for watching!! Feel free to let me know which recipes from Dessert Person you'd like me to make in future videos!
Mike B
Mike B Күн мурун
Would love to see you make the Blackberry Caramel Tart. I just made it and it was freaking phenomenal!
Kholoud Chef - خُلُودٌ شَيَّف
Kholoud Chef - خُلُودٌ شَيَّف 3 күн мурун
Scones and biscuits
Michelle Pennington
Michelle Pennington 14 күн мурун
Goat cheese fig cheesecake!
Emma Jerzyk
Emma Jerzyk 15 күн мурун
Can you make the brioche twists with coriander sugar? I love brioche but it’s so finicky! Also can we get more guest appearances from Felix? :)
shannon fleming-wood
shannon fleming-wood 16 күн мурун
the buckwheat blueberry skillet pancake please :) or the sticky buns!
Anja Gates
Anja Gates 8 саат мурун
Has anyone tried this recipe without a convection oven and had success in making the top crispy? If so, please send tips! I tried to make this recipe and was able to get a super crispy bottom and a good crumb on the bread, I am just missing that crunch on the top.
ColourMeSilly 13 саат мурун
Just made this, SO delicious. I used dry rosemary and worked great. Ps: the water is missing in the written recipe in the description, it's 1/2 cup for the yeast and another 2 1/2 cups for the mixture
Sarah Massirio
Sarah Massirio 13 саат мурун
Made the tomato, garlic, thyme variation yesterday (with some added mozzarella) and wow. This focaccia is amazing. I can't wait to make it again with no toppings just to enjoy how delicious the bread is! Love watching all of your bake along videos, Claire! If you happen to see this - reheat in an air fryer if you have one! Did that today and it was even better and crispier than when it first came out of the oven. 😋
Chinmayi Bhosale
Chinmayi Bhosale 21 саат мурун
Can we do this by hand or is stand mixer necessary for the desired result?
connithan wild
connithan wild Күн мурун
I'm not the best with bread but I made it! I will not lie I definitely struggled haha... Worth it in the end though! (also I got your book! coming in the mail soon) :-)
Ristro44 Күн мурун
Salivating through this whole video. Definitely want to try iy. In Bibi's Kitchen sounds like a really cool book too! Thanks for the recommendation
Red Күн мурун
*The Éclair was ON TOP of the magazine, it was PERFECTLY GOOD TO EAT*
Jonathan B
Jonathan B Күн мурун
I just tried the recipe, and it's delicious. Guys, y'all have to try it !!
Lana Gregorina Novak
Lana Gregorina Novak Күн мурун
I made this today and I had a little problem. In your description it was not written how much water do you use (you said half of a cup for yeast and 2 and a half of a cups after the yeast was done proofing). Well I do not use cups, I use milliliter - and there was a problem. I googled how much ML is in a half of a cup and I found 3 different results. At the end I had too much water in my dough so I added more flower while mixing the dough. I looked at the video and I tried to get the same looking dough. And I made it. At the end it was PERFECT and I ate it for lunch (and dinner) and there is more left for tomorrow. It was crispy and soft. But it would be a lot easier if I knew how much water do I need for this focaccia. Next are your oat-cookies. Can not wait to try them. Thank you for your recipes. Sending love from Austria.
st3vi3p Күн мурун
Hey Claire, love that we are now in your kitchen. For health reasons I’m in a Keto diet and my body is doing great for it. Do you have a Keto low-carb dessert, which we can make in our kitchen?
Kaleb 2 күн мурун
Albertalbertalbert 2 күн мурун
do not put 2 tablespoons of salt! i had to start over it was way too salty
AshKim 2 күн мурун
Can someone tell me why she didn't like her first batch? I thought over poofing was a good thing. Isn't focaccia supposed to be airy instead of it being a dense cake?
saba shahzad
saba shahzad 2 күн мурун
Can't wait to try this recipe!
TheMonumentMen 2 күн мурун
could you use a sourdough starter instead of commerical yeast and if so, how much?
bcjohnson3 2 күн мурун
Finally after seeing this focaccia in the background of every other video.
Nala Lovett
Nala Lovett 3 күн мурун
Around the 10:45 mark you said to let it sit overnight. Do you mean let it sit out on the counter or in the fridge overnight?
Paige Rosner
Paige Rosner 3 күн мурун
Watching Claire do that special folding technique sent me back to the donuts trilogy and brad’s epic folding hijinks.
Emmanuel Sanders
Emmanuel Sanders 3 күн мурун
I was wondering why you weren't on nay test kitchen videos. Congrats on the move! just googled and saw the reason
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Kholoud Chef - خُلُودٌ شَيَّف 3 күн мурун
I am Egyptian and I love you so much.. You are great chef.. Please I want to make scones and biscuits and tell the difference between them 😘😘 I am watching your videos before on appetite
reyhan aulia
reyhan aulia 3 күн мурун
Louis Greenhalgh
Louis Greenhalgh 4 күн мурун
Looks 10bajillion times better than the Gordo recipe :O
Annabelle Dionisio
Annabelle Dionisio 4 күн мурун
so I just made this recipe,, like it’s currently cooling out of the oven,, and it is great. I’ve never made bread before and I feel insanely accomplished. life is good!!
Sara 4 күн мурун
First time focaccia maker here! So Claire suggests to knead the dough for an extra 10-15 min in the standard mixer after the initial 5 min, but the recipe Claire has on BA omitted this step. I went with 5 min before I saw did I mess up my focaccia??
SugarCelebi 4 күн мурун
I'm already on my second batch in a week!!! So easy and so good. A couple notes, though: - If you're not using specifically Diamond Crystal kosher salt, half the measurement. Diamond Crystal is way less salty than other kosher salt and my first batch was oversalted (not inedible, but definitely a shade or two past the ideal). - The garlic burned both times :( the first time I sliced it, the second time I crushed it, and both times by the time the top crust was nice and crispy, the garlic had turned very dark brown/black. Next time, I might make separate rosemary/pepper flake oil and garlic oil, and add the garlic oil halfway through the bake time, and see if that works!
Jörg Plate
Jörg Plate 4 күн мурун
Focaccia will now always be Garbage Bread for me 😂
Apex Trash
Apex Trash 5 күн мурун
I feel luck to have just discovered you after recently seeing your videos on the other channel, searched for your name on youtube after a few videos. So glad to see you still making content! Insta subscriber! You are the best thing about your videos 100%. Also I think its important to consider that its when you are struggling that a piece of your personality shows that I really connected with. Every at home cook know we fail all the time because we are trying to adapt for one reason or another and thats when we really learn. The art process you go though really shined through in your previous content because you were applying your knowledge in an attempt to reconstruct factory produced product. There is something inherently interesting and unique to that concept because its typically the opposite of what "artisan", Sorry I hate that word, chiefs are going for. The contrast of trying to make a factory produced product in small batch is interesting because you have something very specific you are able to compare directly and its also something most of us want to avoid. I enjoy your content regardless, but maybe someday you might do a special episode where you try to recreate boxed food again. Cheers, and thank you from a Fan.
agedashi dubu
agedashi dubu 5 күн мурун
came here from novympia's parody of you. I MISS U AND I LOVE U. here's a link:
Dirk van Straaten
Dirk van Straaten 6 күн мурун
I’m truly curious if you have kept in touch with the rest of the cooks from bon appétit? Especially Brad.
Dylan Larson
Dylan Larson 6 күн мурун
CLAIRE better do a reaction video to the guy impersonating her.
Giulia Leone
Giulia Leone 6 күн мурун
My focaccia didn't raise at all, I added yeast two times, and still no raising. Maybe the 2 tbsp of salt in the focaccia have anything to do with it?
Kate Hunt
Kate Hunt 7 күн мурун
1:44 Lol I’ve totally done that lolllll
Mary Drake
Mary Drake 7 күн мурун
If I wanted to take a crack at focaccia, but do not have a half sheet tray, would it be wiser to: halve the recipe + use a quarter sheet tray, or use a taller sided 9x13 pan??
Xteena Stitcher
Xteena Stitcher 7 күн мурун
Claire! I bought your cookbook a few weeks ago. I made this recipe tonight and it is amazing! My dough was super sticky and I was doubting the process but it didn’t disappoint. Delicious, crispy, soft in the middle and super savory. True hit with the family.
ayaeternity 7 күн мурун
I followed the steps exactly and my dough looked exactly like hers, but when I was doing the dimpling part, it stayed flat. Anyway, after it was baked, it was crispy, great tasting, looked the same, just less bumpy shape on the top. My only issue is the dimpling part and my bread looked flatter than hers. Perhaps I will do the lifting the dough part more diligently next time.
indefinite hiatus
indefinite hiatus 7 күн мурун
How much water do you add for the dough?
Michelle Moscardelli
Michelle Moscardelli 7 күн мурун
This looks so delicious, I am wanting to make it but wanting to actually have the recipe to print out. Do you actually have a recipe of this to print out? Thank you much!
lb003g0676 7 күн мурун
Dessert person: Don't judge a book by it's cover Dessert person: *makes focaccia*
Fitzgerald Small
Fitzgerald Small 7 күн мурун
there's no water listed in the ingredients
Narendra Yeole
Narendra Yeole 8 күн мурун
David Ezzell
David Ezzell 8 күн мурун
I’ve made three batches at this point and I’m still not quite satisfied. Batch one accidentally used AP flour, and I had to mix 30 min before I got enough structure to hold onto the hook. Today I used bread flour for batch two and three and still was close to 20 min mixing before I got enough structure. Wondering if I’m using too much water? I’m measuring the flour by weightZ
نفس مطمئنة الا بذكر الله تطمئن القلوب
نفس مطمئنة الا بذكر الله تطمئن القلوب 8 күн мурун
So much oil
cecilia gonzalez
cecilia gonzalez 8 күн мурун
Omg I can’t believe I just found your account ily
Alien Josh
Alien Josh 8 күн мурун
Someone made a parody of you!
Danielle H
Danielle H 9 күн мурун
This bread is absolutely delicious!!
lolammar21 9 күн мурун
i can see brad hooked her up with some been jacobson salt
sam 9 күн мурун
Isn’t that to oily?
Bianca Jingles
Bianca Jingles 9 күн мурун
I have never been jealous of an exterminator until Claire mentioned that he left with a ton of cookies she made 😩💔
Danielle H
Danielle H 9 күн мурун
Thank you for making a book. ❤️
Amelia Evans
Amelia Evans 9 күн мурун
Just watched the parody by Novympia 🤩 🤣🤣🤣 She nailed it xxxx #Novympia
Colin Ferguson
Colin Ferguson 9 күн мурун
Can this be made without a stand mixer?
Mamta Mehta
Mamta Mehta 9 күн мурун
You are truly my inspiration. I am missing your gourmet kitchen and bon appetite family . Thank you for making these videos and seeing you is super fun
Mordor Fish
Mordor Fish 9 күн мурун
BA got rid of that annoying overachiever chick from India, what was her name again, Prishna? Priya? God I hate her. And we still can watch Claire, what a win-win!
Eva Muhlhause
Eva Muhlhause 9 күн мурун
I may make that this weekend, also great book recommendations, I'll be looking for both your's and Bibi's next time I'm indulging in new cookbooks.
Allan Skogsholm
Allan Skogsholm 9 күн мурун
thank god the ingredeints is in metric too and not only imperial
Jacob Pogue
Jacob Pogue 10 күн мурун
She had to use the scissors cause she still can't find her pizza cutter.
gotyourback4ever 10 күн мурун
Looks delicious! Can you make this if you don't have a stand mixer? would it work?
Ras Alghul
Ras Alghul 10 күн мурун
When I heard the crisp when Claire takes a first bite of the focaccia, I was so jealous!!!!
Jack Hudler
Jack Hudler 10 күн мурун
Yes! Now we finally get to see Claire, and not some production companies contrived antics. While those were fun to watch, it didn't do Claire justice.
Jose H.
Jose H. 10 күн мурун
I’ve never been the type of person to buy cook books because recipes can vary a lot so I like to just look up recipes online so I can read reviews and see what alterations people may have done, but I’m 100% buying this book. I feel like her recipes would be on point
Sandy Cho
Sandy Cho 10 күн мурун
Could I use a hand mixer for this? Or mix it by hand? I don't have s stand mixer.
myroach 11 күн мурун
YAY!! Missed Claire. Thanks recommended.
OurCrazyCravings 11 күн мурун
Loved the animated intro. I wish I could make/have the same for my channel someday. 😃
Mansur estes
Mansur estes 11 күн мурун
Can I use a quarter sheet pan?
Anika Kopczynski
Anika Kopczynski 11 күн мурун
Anyone finding discrepancies between the ounces and gram measurements?
Anika Kopczynski
Anika Kopczynski 11 күн мурун
When baking on the bottom rack it burned the bottom! Consider using the second lowest rack. :(
Aryan Anand
Aryan Anand 11 күн мурун
This is everything I asked for 😭🥺❤️❤️
Kick Nollingwood
Kick Nollingwood 11 күн мурун
I would die for Claire, author of desert person.
Melissa Ohler
Melissa Ohler 12 күн мурун
I just tried to order Dessert Person, temporarily out of stock. Good for Claire!! Bad for me 😢
Jess Rose
Jess Rose 12 күн мурун
I don't have a stand mixer!! Can I still make this? Any tips?
Josh Teasdale
Josh Teasdale 12 күн мурун
Listen I see this video has a lot of comments people enjoying the content. I too really enjoyed the content. But, My Fuck, 2 times following this recipe step by step on youtube has been infuriating. First time I skipped several steps because I would have things happening, have to wash and dry my hands to scrobble along on my phone, and accidentally skip a section. Things like Add Salt take 1-3 seconds of this video, yet theres lots of chatter breaking up each step so when I'm actually cooking it just gets so difficult to know where the hell I am in this recipe. Bread is in the oven now, and I really appreciate the content, just... Its been painful man
lydia1234567 12 күн мурун
she says add a quarter cup of oil the first time but it says a half cup in the description? I think I used a half cup last time but im wondering which is correct. Does anyone know?
Father 12 күн мурун
mommy claire is going to make me do things I'm going to regret
T K 13 күн мурун
The way she says Focaccia is driving me crazy. Come on
Kat Mo
Kat Mo 13 күн мурун
everything about Claire’s content makes me feel so safe
riley p.
riley p. 13 күн мурун
holy crap I’ve been waiting so long to see your own channel and today I just found it!!
Peter Langendorff
Peter Langendorff 14 күн мурун
It’s so awesome to see you again! The focaccia looks amazing.
Francesca L
Francesca L 14 күн мурун
the cat is always such a good break from all the food talk, i love him
Erin v
Erin v 14 күн мурун
I’m so glad I found your channel! I’ve loved your content in the past and can’t wait to see your new stuff!
M A 14 күн мурун
how much water?
notsoyellowbrickroad 14 күн мурун
Hm... those measurements are off. I tried making it and it just did not work, girlie.
Matthew Ross
Matthew Ross 14 күн мурун
Has anyone tried this without a stand mixer? (aka kneading by hand) I feel like it would probably take a while but still manageable?
Tiffany Shih
Tiffany Shih 9 күн мурун
It is a VERY wet dough so you'd need to use high hydration hand kneading techniques like Roubaud method (scoop and slap in the bowl) and slap-and-fold. I tried after my stand mixer seemed to do nothing, got tired and covered in sticky gloopy dough, and went back to my stand mixer at an aggressive speed. I hope you have stronger arms than me if you try this 😂
Michelle Pennington
Michelle Pennington 14 күн мурун
I have questions about the over proofed dough in the back- what indicator did she use? How’s it look/taste? Mine might have been over proofed but still had lots of bubbles during the dimpling stage. Final bread wasn’t as soft in the middle as Claire’s. Also this was my first time to ever make dough so not sure what to look for.
TheFunwropes 14 күн мурун
I feel like there is something off with either the flour or water amounts given. The first attempts came out very soupy, so I dumped that and tried again. Based on comments I left it in the mixer longer (20 minutes!) and it still didn't cling to the hook, but I'm thinking that may be me. It's on the first rise now, but I have a feeling it's not going to work. Edited to add: the dough did rise, but it was a soupy mess. I honestly wonder if the 2-1/2 cups of water should be 2 cups.
David Stein
David Stein 13 күн мурун
This is happening to me.
Eric Swann
Eric Swann 14 күн мурун
Question about water in the recipe, how much total, including the yeast activation and the water added later?
Thijs Bliki
Thijs Bliki 14 күн мурун
Is it possible to make the recipes with a glutenfree flourmix or with speltflour?
Kym B.
Kym B. 15 күн мурун
I have to say, I am so glad to have you back on KGpost! You were one of my faves at BA... I say that and then I think of all the fabulous folks there. So many faves. I also love Vinny!! I will be making this tomorrow.
Michele Aurelio
Michele Aurelio 15 күн мурун
Woohoo Claire is back! You have been missed.
purplemonkeyelephant 15 күн мурун
Really interesting that Claire by herself is getting about 3-4x the views that BA is getting
Ann Smith
Ann Smith 16 күн мурун
The cat stepping on the baking sheet should have been cut! Having animals around food in your home is one thing -not for public cooking video consumption -just no!
TJeanSoul 16 күн мурун
Claire being able to curse, talk about her personal life, not stress, be goofy, and cook to her own tastes. So much yes, let’s gooooo.
TJeanSoul 16 күн мурун
jake2k3 16 күн мурун
We made this focaccia with tomato, thyme, and garlic topping for our new years eve dinner. It was delicious and looked very impressive! Lots of thumbs up!
Cindy Parcher
Cindy Parcher 16 күн мурун
Love ya Claire. I just made this recipe but I added a tsp of sugar to proof the yeast. That’s what my Grandma always did. Why don’t your recipes call for this?
yinggeelee 16 күн мурун
Looks so good! What's best way to store? Room temp or fridge .? And best way to reheat??
Luca Bernardi
Luca Bernardi 16 күн мурун
Complimenti, sembra buonissima
priceandpride 16 күн мурун
Claire is a star on her own, I Stan
Sitting Still
Sitting Still 16 күн мурун
This is a great presentation but you don’t need a stand mixer for focaccia. I really enjoyed how Claire described the steps. It was well communicated. Working with wet dough is a lot of fun. I’d encourage interested viewers to search “handling wet dough” or “handling high hydration dough.” A great channel is learn a lot more is “Bread by Joy Ride Coffee.” Here’s his video on focaccia:
Richie 16 күн мурун
This is great .. I missed Claire videos sooo much .. I just hope the people that disliked this video are Italians mad about how she made her bread lol
sh4ft 16 күн мурун
Would you add a tomato/mozzarella-topping at the same time or at a later stage at baking?
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