What’s the secret to a person’s happiness? A warm and pillowy baked good. Just imagine the smell and texture of this incredible focaccia.
Serve with a vegetable salad, some nice cheese, and you have a perfect meal!
A wonderful dough that’s easy to work with. You have to try it to see for yourself how great these are.
Makes 3 long focaccias
350 grams self-raising flour (2.5 cups)
11 grams dry yeast / 25 grams fresh yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
60 ml olive oil (1/4 cup)
180 ml hot water (3/4 cup)
1. Place the flour and yeast in the bowl of a mixer. Mix together and add the sugar, salt, oil, and water. Knead into a soft smooth dough, place in a greased bowl and cover. Let rise around 45 minutes.
2. Divide the dough into three parts. Roll each part into a ball and let rise for another 20 minutes.
3. Pull each ball flat to a length of around 30 cm and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Wait ten minutes and then poke the dough all over with your fingertips.
4. Heat an oven to 225°C.
5. Drizzle olive oil over the focaccia and sprinkle some rock salt. Bake for around 20 minutes or until golden.
*6. Devour. These are amazing.
Good to know…
You can freeze the focaccia when ready. On cold days, give the dough more time to rise. Great for hosting.