Focaccia

One of the things I love most about my thermomix is the way I can now produce amazing breads, kneaded to perfection quickly. I’ve made a few bread recipes, you can find them on Instagram if you search #testingbreadrecipes or by following dreamalittleblog on Instagram. This focaccia recipe from the EDC however I have tweaked it to suit my taste, it is a favourite in our house and always gets plenty of comments on the social meda sites.

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I use the EDC recipe below in many ways, I make one large focaccia as in the photo above and cut it into slices or tear into chunks to eat with dip for a large group.

You can make it into 2 large focaccia’s for dips etc for smaller groups or make four large or six medium sized rolls for burgers or lunch. The last picture is of the dough once it has been kneaded, it is really sticky, don’t be alarmed if your dough looks like this.

Ingredients

500g bakers flour

400g warm water

2 teaspoons of dry yeast (or 1 sachet)

1 teaspoon of salt

A pinch of sugar

20g Vegetable Oil

Olive oil, rock salt and dried herbs to garnish (I like oregano and rosemary)

Method

Place water, oil, sugar, and yeast into thermomix speed 5 for 6 seconds

Add flour and salt and mix for 20 seconds on speed 6

 Set to closed lid position, and knead for 2 minutes on tm-interval-kneading Interval Setting

Leave in bowl with lid on to rise for 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 220c

Remove from bowl, shape onto baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, herbs and rock salt and leave to rise for another 30 mins

Place in oven and cook for 20 – 30 mins or until golden

If you don’t have a thermomix, add the ingredients to your cake mixer or a large bowl, whisk the yeast and wet ingredients together and knead for 15 mins with a dough hook or 20 mins by hand for the same result.

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