Allinson Flour Herb Focaccia

March 4, 2015Sew White

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.

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To make the focaccia I used the Baking Mad recipe here ->

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.

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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.

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It was ready to come out of the oven in 28 minutes. It sounded hollow and was this gorgeous colour. The house smelled amazing!

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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.


  • Florence

    March 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Looks great – next time you should try Paul Hollywood’s recipe for foccaccia in his How to Bake recipe book. I used it last week as I didn’t have all the bits I needed for the recipe I’d used in the past, and it came out amazingly.

    1. Sew White

      March 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      I have tried his recipe and it is good. I’ve got my own on the blog which I use a lot which has never failed but it’s nice trying different recipes sometimes. I loved putting fresh thyme on it.

  • Hannah

    March 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    This looks great. I always like homemade bread, nothing quite compares to it x

  • julie

    March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of focaccia before, however it looks very nice. I’d never be able to make it though! x

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