Small Batch Garlic Green Onion Focaccia

sliced small batch garlic green onion focaccia with a glass of red wine in the background

Small batch garlic green onion focaccia - Delicious and easy focaccia with an Asian twist - inspired by the flavor of Chinese scallion cake! Perfect for 2 people!


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup of lukewarm water
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, divided (or any neutral-tasting oil)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (I use black sesame seeds)
  • Some sea salt flakes


  1. In a bowl, dissolve the sugar into 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Add the yeast and let it bloom (about 10 minutes).
  2. In a small size non-stick pan, add the chopped green onion, minced garlic, and 2 tablespoons of avocado oil without turning on the heat
  3. Turn on the heat and cook the mixture on medium heat with frequent stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. The green onion should soften and smell the garlic. Make sure the garlic is not brown. Do NOT burn the garlic. Take the garlic and green onion off the heat and let it cool. 
  4. In a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients except the oil. Give it a quick stir to mix everything. 
  5. Add the cooled garlic and green onion to the flour mixture. Make sure to scrape all the oil from the pan. Add the bloomed yeast mixture. Stir with a rubber spatula to mix. 
  6. When you can no longer mix with a spatula, start kneading the dough by hand until it comes together. 
  7. In a bread pan (that you will be using to bake the focaccia), add the rest of the oil and coat the pan. Make sure to coat the side of the pan as well. 
  8. Transfer the kneaded dough to the pan and spread it to cover the bottom of the pan. Use your fingertips to spread the dough. Flip the dough a couple of times to make sure it is completely covered with oil. 
  9. Loosely cover the pan and let the dough rise for at least an hour until it doubles its size. 
  10. Once the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 400F. 
  11. While the oven is preheating, sprinkle the top with sea salt flakes. Bake the focaccia for 17 to 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.  


  • Make sure not to burn the green onion and garlic when cooking. 
  • Coat the loaf pan well (don't forget the sides) with oil. 
  • Every oven is slightly different so the time may vary a little. But usually, when the top of the focaccia turns golden brown, it's cooked. 
  • Please read the helpful tip section in the blog. 

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