Focaccia bread

Recently i read in a book that baking bread  is a great stress reliever and i think it work. In the last few weeks i tried to bake more , at least twice a week and mostly bread and sometimes pastry. In my little town in ireland the choice of bread isn’t great , it is mainly wheaten bread and sliced loaf and as a french man i sometimes miss my childhood ” pain de campagne “or “baguette “. One of my favorites restaurants in donegal called ” LA FANTASIA” serves as a side order fresh focaccia which is a great accompaniment to  saucy dish. I decided myself to bake this bread because i had some leftover tapenade from a previous past where i used kalamata olive .https://sexycuisine.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/zucchini-fries-with-kalamata-olive-tapenade/

This is a plain version of the recipe but you can add mostly anything you want to the dough from black olives to roasted peppers or even Gorgonzola cheese , just follow your taste buds

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Ingredients:

*250 grs bread flour

*10 grs salt

*50 ml olive oil

*10 grs of fast action dry yeast

*150 ml of lukewarm water

*1 tbsp of herbes de Provence but you can add any other dry herbs (oregano, marjoram  ….)

1.Preheat the oven at 203 degrees Celsius.

2.In a bowl put the flour, salt , yeast, water and only half of the olive oil  keeping the other half for later.

3. Mix together until a dough is formed and then tip out on a floured surface then knead for 5-6 min.  Leave to rest for an hour.

4.Once risen put the dough on a lined baking tray , flatten with your hands until the dough is about an inch thick.

5. Drizzle the remaining olive oil on the dough , sprinkle the herbs and with your fingers make some little holes in the bread .

6.Rest for another hour and bake for about 25 min.

Bon appetit.

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4 thoughts on “Focaccia bread

  1. Have you seen Paul Hollywoods ‘how to bake’ book for bread recipes??? It’s absolutely revolutionised the way I make bread. There’s a fantastic recipe for focaccia bread In there that I’ve tried.. Defo give this one a go tho.. Love focaccia bread. 🙂

    • I recently purchased one of his book , it is called “100 great breads” . He is definitely an inspiration and i might his naan bread recipe next week and if i do i will post it. If you like there is a book called ” the great british bake off ” with cakes and breads recipe. a must have

      • Ah yes I’ve got the bake off book. And if your going to make naan breads I’ve got an awesome recipe. Ill post it for ya if ya like with a picture of how they turned out??

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