Delicious! Freaking awesome! After a month away, I have come home poor. I looked in the cupboard to find everything I needed to make this delicious foccacia as well as Spaghetti Bolognese. So good. I can't believe it. Things you can do when you have no cash and a cupboard full of random things.
Now, back to the focaccia.
Time: 10 Minutes prep time, 30 minutes to rise and 30 minutes cooking time.
- 3 Cups of plain flour.
- 1 and a half cups of lukewarm water.
- 1 T of yeast.
- 2 pinches of salt.
- 1 T minced garlic.
- 5 olives, sliced.
- 3 T olive oil.
In a bowl, add the water and the yeast. Add one pinch of salt and the flour and mix together. Leave to rise for half an hour.
Once risen, dust a bench top with flour and shape into a flat circle using a rolling pin. Make sure that the focaccia is about 2 cm/ an inch thick.
Using a fork, prick holes into the top of the focaccia, all across the face of it so that the garlic and oil will seep into the top. You don't want these holes too deep.
Spread the garlic over the top and then spread the olives on as well.
Drizzle the oil on top so that it covers the whole thing.
Sprinkle with salt.
Place baking paper on a tray and put the focaccia on top of this.
Place in an oven at 240C/ 450F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.