I like to flavor the oil but it is up to each person to go beyond the basic recipe. I like to add garlic, pepperoncini (chili) and rosemary.
Also one can strain the oil or use all in the dough???? But may b the first time leave basic and simple
50 ml olive oil
Instant yeast. One envelope of 11g it 1 TBsp
280 ml tepid warm water
Dry ingredients: Flour 400g + 1 TBsp instant yeast + 1 TBsp sugar + 1 Tsp salt
Put all dry ingredients mix
Add oil and water and mix well with a spoon or by hand. Knead well (10 mins) Or 5 mins if using a free standing mixer,
At this point I changed the bowl into a heavy glass one. The dough is so sticky the light one was sliding in all directions. Baste with olive oil. Cover with a cling film. Leave in a warm place.
The dough after 1hr or more. Put 1 TBsp olive oil on the baking tray. Here I am using a rectangle baking sheet. 38x26cm
Put on the oven 200C
Put 1 TBsp on the baking sheey
Prepare olive oil, flour, because the dough is very sticky. Also prepare kosher salt, and rosemary to put on the top
Fold in the dough few times without really kneading.
Transfer to the baking sheet
I like to chop the rosemary
Spread the dough by hand as above. You can give it the shape you desire
Bake for 30 mins
The focaccia baked
A close up. Baste with some more olive oil sprinkle the salt. Cut and serve
- 400.0g Flour
- 1.0Tbsp Sugar
- 1.0tsp Salt
- 50.0ml Olive oil + more for basting
- 1.0Tbsp Instant yeast
- 280.0ml Luke Warm water
- 4.0 Pepperoncini
- 4.0 Garlic
- 1.0Tbsp Rosemary
- 1.0Tbsp Coarse salt for after baking
- 1.0c Olive oil to flavour with garlic etccc...