How to make focaccia


Prepare your ingredients: 250g strong white flour, 1tsp yeast, 1tsp salt, 1tbsp olive oil, 200ml water, rosemary&garlic

Add flour to large bowl

Add yeast and salt on different sides of the bowl

Add the oil over the salt

Slowly add the water over the salt

Stir with a spoon to combine

Attach to stand mixer with dough hook on low speed

Leave to mix for 10 minutes

If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can hand knead for 12-15min on a greased surface instead

The dough will look soft and smooth once ready

Add to a greased tub and cover. Leave to prove in a warm place for 1 hour

The dough will not look overly airy after the prove- this is to be expected

Transfer to baking tray with parchment

Spread out into a rectangle and make the characteristic dimples with your fingers

Cover with damp tea towel and leave to prove for further 1 hour. Preheat oven to 220oC towards end of proving time

Again it will not double in size - this is okay

Add your rosemary, chopped garlic and drizzle with olive oil

Sprinkle with salt

Bake in oven for 20 minutes

It will sound hollow when done, turn out on to cooling rack