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Focaccia

Everyone should be able to make a delicious focaccia. We love this recipe from our Teacher Chef Frank Hannon.

Ingredients

Makes 1 large loaf

400g strong white flour

100g fine ground semolina

300ml lukewarm water

half tbsp. caster sugar

50ml olive oil

Method

  1. Place the flours and a teaspoon of salt into a large bowl and make a well in the middle.  Add the yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water and mix with a whisk. Leave this for a few minutes. When it start to foam pour it into the flour mixing as you go.
  2. As soon as the ingredients are mixed well, knead vigorously until you have a smooth dough.
  3. Now cover in a bowl and leave for minimum 30 mins to rise.
  4. Oil a baking tray and preheat the oven to 200c
  5. When the dough has risen transfer to the baking tray, flatten (a topping can be added at this stage if desired)
  6. Bake for 20 mins and check. It should be close to ready at this point.
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