Tuesday, April 16, 2013

{Homemade Rosemary and Olive Focaccia}

I have been following the beautiful photos on Instagram that have been popping up under Gourmet Girlfriend's hash tag #ggbreadrevolution. She has written so beautifully about the love of fresh bread, a warm crusty loaf that comes out of the oven, preservative, additive and number free. 
I hoped onto her website and wanted to try her No-Knead loaf. However, I couldn't resist trying the Focaccia recipe listed as I scrolled down. It was SUPER easy to make, cheap too as I had all the ingredients on hand, even the nice and fine '00' flour. 

It made enough for two trays and I added olives to one. Both were delicious! 

Her Recipe is linked {here} but I will type it here so I can refer to it later. I know I'll make this a lot now.   

  • 450g plain flour
  • 350 ml lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 7g powdered yeast (1 sachet)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (plus extra salt flakes for top) 
  • Fresh rosemary
1. Measure water into a jug, add yeast & sugar. Wait ten minutes until it starts to froth.
2. Meanwhile put flour, olive oil and salt into a bowl
3. Once water frothing add to flour & mix well.
4. Place out onto a floured bench and knead well.
5. Place into a large bowl lined with olive oil, cover with cling   wrap and set aside in a warm spot for 30 minutes.
6. Take a large baking tray and line with baking paper.
7. Remove dough from bowl and place onto the baking paper.
8. Spread dough out till it is about 2cm thick all over and a nice rectangle shape.Dot small holes into the dough with your fingers. Brush with olive oil.

9. Preheat oven to 200'C.
10. Place rosemary sprigs into these holes (here is where I added olives to half of it as well as the rosemary). Sprinkle with salt flakes and set aside for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
11. Drop Heat down to 180'CBake for 25 minutes or until brown all over.


 It was SO delicious, I had a first taste, hot out of the oven with butter. THen Had a bit with my homemade Pumpkin and garlic soup for lunch. I can't wait to test the regular loaf soon! 

Lauren x

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