Focaccia Easy

Don’t be fooled by the fancy name. A rich and mouthwatering loaf of focaccia is actually pretty easy to make at home, and works beautifully with a range of toppings.


Makes 1 loaf

500g strong white bread flour
2 tsp salt
2 sachets dried easy blend yeast
2 tbsp oil
400ml cold water

  1. Place the flour, salt, yeast, olive oil and 300ml of the water into a large bowl
  2. Combine to form a dough and knead in the bowl for 5 minutes, whilst adding the remaining water
  3. Stretch the dough out by hand in the bowl, tuck the sides into the centre, turn the bowl 90 degrees and continue for about five minutes
  4. Tip the dough onto an oiled work surface and continue kneading for five more
  5. Return the dough to the bowl, cover and leave to rise until doubled in size
  6. Line two large baking sheets with baking paper
  7. Tip the dough out of the bowl and divide into two portions
  8. Flatten each portion onto a baking sheet, pushing to the corners, then leave to prove for one hour
  9. Preheat the oven to 220C
  10. Drizzle the loaves with oil, decorate with rosemary sprigs and sprinkle with salt
  11. Bake for 20 minutes