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Focaccia Bread Recipe

Great Focaccia Bread

Italian Mediterranean Bread

If you're looking for a garlicy Focaccia Bread Recipe with fresh herbs and olive oil You've come to the right place.
This authentic recipe makes a great accompanyment to any Italian, or in fact any Mediterranean Food.
It's quick - easy - and cheap to produce, and so much better than the stuff you can buy in the Shops. Become a Real Baker with our simple, basic bread recipes.

Ingredients for One Large Loaf
  • 220ml./1 Cup of tepid water
  • 15ml./1tbsp. of extra virgen olive oil 
  • 1tsps. granulated sugar
  • 1tsps. salt
  • 2-1/4 cups 350g. 12ozs. of strong white bread flour
  • 1 Level teaspoon of easy bake yeast - U.S.A. instant yeast

For the Topping

  • 2 cloves of garlic - chopped.
  • 1-2tbsps of extra virgen olive oil
  • 9 Sprigs of fresh rosemary.
  • A grinding of black pepper.
  • A good pinch of dried basil.
Focaccia Bread Recipe Method
  • Place the bread ingredients in the Bread Maker in the following order: water - olive oil - flour - salt and yeast.
  • Select DOUGH and start the cycle.
  • Or by hand - In a warm bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the water and mix.
  • Add the olive oil and mix to form a soft dough. Knead for about ten minutes on a floured surface. 
  • Return the dough into the lightly floured mixing bowl and cover with oiled cling film. Leave to prove in a warm place for 40 - 60 minutes or until doubled in size. 
  • When the dough is completed in the machine or by hand, remove it and knock back on a floured surface and roll out to an 8" x10" oblong.
  • Place on an oiled baking sheet.
  • Make 9 holes in the dough with your finger (see photo) and place a sprig of rosemary in each hole.

Mediterranean Focaccia Bread Recipe

Focaccia Bread Rising

  • Now - sprinkle on the garlic and brush on the olive oil.
  • Add the black pepper and basil.
  • Then cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place again for 30-45 minutes. 
  • OK - remove the film and bake in a pre-heated oven at 375f/190c    Gas 5 for 15-20 minutes - until golden brown.

Great Focaccia Bread

Bread Heaven!

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