Focaccia is a treat and it’s one that although not the easiest to make it tastes so much better than anything you can buy in a supermarket.
Like bread making it does take a while from beginning to serving with the two proves but it’s really worth it. I really like that it takes a while as it feels very calming to do.
To make the focaccia I used the Baking Mad recipe here -> www.bakingmad.com/herb-focaccia-recipe
It was a good recipe and the quantities worked well. My only little foible I had was there wasn’t enough olive oil in the dough. I ended up using 5 tablespoons of it instead of the 50ml in the recipe. I think that is just less than double. The finished bread tasted amazing so I think it worked well. As I put more in the dough I didn’t put too much on the top as it went into the oven. Maybe about 4 tablespoons drizzled on top. It sounds a lot but it isn’t too much as the loaf was huge!
Here is the gorgeous little Allinson’s flour gift hamper I received. I can’t wait to use the adorable little loaf pan and the awesome bread knife cutter scraper thing. Yes that is the official name for it. I love Allinson flour it is so fine and really delightful to use.
I have noticed that when making bread with Allinson flour that I don’t need to add as much water as with regular flour. I guess it’s a finer grain so sticks together a bit quicker.Worth noting before bread making.
Here is my gorgeous focaccia just about to go into the oven. I used fresh thyme and rosemary and then a sprinkle of chunky sea salt, dried oregano and thyme too.
It was ready to come out of the oven in 28 minutes. It sounded hollow and was this gorgeous colour. The house smelled amazing!
It’s all about the tasty bread!
Thank you Allinson’s for giving me such a lovely gift hamper and the chance to try a new recipe for something I love.