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Focaccia

Basics

40 Min

15 Min

6

Satisfy your palate with this versatile Italian bread. Our quick and easy recipe will have your kitchen filled with the mouth-watering scent of this timeless treat.

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  • 1kg flour (all-purpose)
  • 20g fresh yeast (or 15g active dry yeast or 7g instant yeast)
  • 20g salt
  • 750ml water (not cold)
  • 20g fresh rosemary – chopped
  • 10g garlic- chopped
  • 75ml olive oil
  • Salt flakes to taste

Method

Step 1

Combine flour, salt and add half the water, mix well.

Step 2

Use 4 tbsp of water to dissolve the yeast in it.

Step 3

Add rest of the water including the yeast water into the mixture.

Step 4

Mix well until smooth about 6 – 8 minutes.

Step 5

Prove for about 30 minutes – Knock back.

Step 6

Place into an oiled Chasseur cast iron pan and leave until doubled.

Step 7

Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle rosemary, garlic and salt flakes on top.

Step 8

Bake at 220C for about 15-17 minutes. Half way through baking, sprinkle water into the oven with your fingers to create a bit of steam.

Enjoy!

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