I made Focaccia for my boyfriend for valentines day.


450 g white flour

2tsp yeast

sea salt

1 tsp rosemary/fresh or dry

1 tsp thyme/fresh or dry

1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic

4 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil

1.Sift flour into mixing bowl

2. Stir in the yeast

3. Add herbs to flour, leaving a few sprigs of rosemary for later

4. Using a wooden spoon beat the olive oil,  250-300ml warm water, into the dough, it should be soft

5. knead the dough for 10 minutes

6. Baste a clean bowl with oil, put in the dough and cover it  with a damp cloth or plastic wrap

7. Leave the dough in a warm place for about an hour, until it has doubled in size

8. punch the dough gently a couple of times to let the air escape

9. Divide it into 4 portions

10. Roll into oval shapes  about 1cm thick

11. Place on oiled baking sheets

12. Cover with oiled plastic wrap

13. Preheat oven to 220*C

14. Leave to rise for a further 20 minutes

15. Add more rosemary sprigs and scatter on the sea salt

16. Drizzle with oil

17. Bake for 15-20 minutes

18. Allow to cool in a dry tea towel

18. Eat the same day

These were for me and my boyfriend they contain garlic, my boyfriend loved it!

These were made without garlic as not everyone at home eats garlic


This Recipe was adapted from Baked and Delicious issue one


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3 thoughts on “Focaccia

  1. Apparently you’ve learned the secret that a way to a man’s is through his stomach! I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area and love to get focaccia in North Beach. Besides the plain kind that you made, they also have a pizza variety, which is basically just tomato sauce on top with some sliced green onions–yum!

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