Weekly Recipe: Focaccia Bread

56331866-15AD-460C-B144-39AA5056E31BIt’s bread week this week on Bake Off so we have brought you a focaccia recipe.

By Abigail Law – Reporter


Ingredients:

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Made by Abi

Dough

  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp dries yeast
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 300ml lukewarm water

Toppings

  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Handful of Tomatoes, crushed

Method:

  1. Combine the dry dough ingredients, add in the oil and slowly start to add the water, working it in until the dough is soft and slightly sticky.
  2. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth- Takes around 10 minutes.
  3. Return to a oiled bowl, turning to cover the whole dough in oil.
  4. Cover and leave to double in size.
  5. Punch down the dough once doubled, then tip in onto a oiled tray.
  6. Press and shape into a rough square, press dimples into your dough and cover with the crushed tomatoes and garlic
  7. Allow to rise for another 20 minutes.and heat the oven to 220°c
  8. Drizzle with the topping oil, bake for 10 minutes then reduce the temperature to 190°c and bake for a further 15 minutes.
  9. Cool for a few minutes and eat warm

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