Rosemary & sea salt focaccia

Rosemary & sea salt focaccia

For really accurate results, it’s best to weigh the liquids rather than relying on measuring jugs and spoons.

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  • Makes1 loaf
  • CourseAccompaniment
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time45 mins
  • Plusrising

Ingredients

  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 12g fine sea salt
  • 3g fast action yeast
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus 5 tbsp, plus an extra drizzle for shaping and to serve (optional)
  • 4 sprig/s from 1 pot Cooks’ Ingredients Rosemary, stalks discarded
  • Sea salt flakes, to top

Method

  1. Pots of growing rosemary in the kitchen are a great Christmas standby. Add a few sprigs with garlic to your Christmas Day roast potatoes or try adding to your turkey while it cooks.

  2. With wet hands, gently ease the dough away from the bowl. Pull up gently from the middle until it comes away, then carefully lower it back in, so the ends tuck under the middle. Give the bowl a ¼ turn, repeat 3 more times, then cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes more.

  3. Repeat the process twice more, then cover and leave to rise for 2-3 hours, until doubled in size and bubbly. Line a rectangular metal tray, (about 33x23x5cm) with baking parchment, oil your hands and carefully move the dough to the tray. Drizzle over 1 tbsp oil and gently push and stretch the dough almost to the edges (try not to tear it). Cover loosely, then set aside to prove for 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours, until almost doubled in size, jiggly when the tin is shaken and with large air bubbles.

  4. Preheat the oven to 250°C, gas mark 9. Once the focaccia has proved, pour the remaining 4 tbsp oil over, dimple it all over with your fingertips, then scatter over the rosemary and sea salt flakes. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until risen, deep golden and crusty. Remove from the oven, drizzle over more oil (optional), and remove from the tin onto a wire rack. Cool until just warm, then slice thickly. The focaccia is best on the day it’s baked.

Cook’s tip

Pots of growing rosemary in the kitchen are a great Christmas standby. Add a few sprigs with garlic to your Christmas Day roast potatoes or try adding to your turkey while it cooks. 

Nutritional

Typical values per for 12 when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

933kJ/ 222kcals

Fat

8.6g

Saturated Fat

1.5g

Carbohydrates

30g

Sugars

0.8g

Fibre

1.8g

Protein

5.4g

Salt

1g

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