Focaccine In Five Steps

Warning: this recipe might requires up to one year’s advanced planning (to ask Fr. Christmas for a bread maker machine)

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  1. Load your bread maker  with all the ingredients required for white dough, according to the machine’s own recipe book, and set it to the white dough programme
  2. When the machine beeps, grease your hands with oil, take the dough out of the machine and divide it into however many focaccine you want. (Tip: it’s better to make many small ones rather than fewer big ones, so you can eat loads!Focaccine 1.jpg
  3. Squash them into flat-ish round-ish shapes. Place them onto a well-oiled baking tray and brush generously with olive oil (really important!)Focaccine 2
  4. Here comes the fun bit: dip your fingers into a little salt and oregano and then press them into the focaccine as if you were trying to make a hole (about 3-4 times per focaccina) (aahh, so squidgy!). Leave them in a warm place until they’ve risen to about double their size.
  5. Focaccine 3 Heat the oven at 180-200° C for about fifteen minutes or however long it takes to make the focaccine as golden/brown as you like them.Focaccine 4

Can you spot…

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…a broken focaccina?

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That was me being impatient.

Can you spot…

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….a plait-shaped focaccina?

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That was me being rebellious.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Tami says:

    These look delicious! Just the right size to eat way more than I should!! 😀

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  2. I’ve definitely eaten more than I should have…ooops


  3. Sandra says:

    Yummmm 🙂

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  4. Great recipe and I love the mini focaccia. They look delicious.

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  5. KR says:

    Very useful post. Thank you for sharing. Now I have courage to try this 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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