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My take on Foccacia

This Saturday I decided to try and cook Foccacia. Now you my Italians friends out there don’t judge my take on it. I found the recipe in one of the newspapers that I am reading – can’t even remember which one. I just wrote he recipe in one of my diaries and I just thought that Saturday will be the day when I will just try it.

So here is what you need:
– 7 g. Dry yeast
– 500 g. Flour
– 2 tbsp. salt
– 250 ml. Warm water
– 6 tbsp. olive oil
– 1 tbsp or more of dried thyme

Preparation is very easy. All you have to do is to mix all the dried ingredients: the flour,dried yeast and the 1/2 spoon of salt and then add the warm water bit by bit until all is incorporated. After add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well. You can add some more water if you wish but my dough was perfect with these quantities. Kneed the dough for about 10 minutes and then roll it out in a round shape. Well it depends what kind of baking tray you have. I used a pizza baking tray – this has halls in it. I think I bought it from Sainsbury. Anyway after you roll it out put it in the pan and covert with cling film. You need to let it rise in a warm place. I put it next to the radiator for example.
When you think the dough raised enough then puncture the dough with your finger from place to place.

Sprinkle the remaining salt and olive oil all over the dough. I actually added more oil as it seem to dry to me.

After you add the thyme as well put the Foccacia in a hot oven at 190 Celsius for about 10 minutes or so. Depends how well done you like it.

And after then minutes there you have it. Ta-da!!!

 

Here is my daughter trying to help mummy kneading:

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