My savoury Focaccia bread is just out of the oven and it smells so good. Good enough to eat . Many kitchen and cooking smells are delightful but hot bread and freshly ground coffee have to be up the top of my list. I made almost all our bread for a couple of years but now buy Vogels again and Molenburg cause they are great; but I still make My version of focaccia and keep some in the freezer, so it is always on hand.I have added sliced black olives and freshly grated parmesan to the usual rock salt topping.
Here's the recipe. I make the dough in the bread maker on the dough setting ( but it could be done by hand if you have the time and no machine ) Ingredients: *1 tablespoon of olive oil; 1 tablespoon of sugar; 1 teaspoon of salt; 3 cups of high grade flour; 2 teaspoons dried oregano; 2 teaspoons of dried yeast granules; 1 1/2 cups of warm water.*
When dough is ready tip onto a baking paper covered oven slide , with floured fingers pat out to cover the slide in an oval sort of shape( and if you wish to cut in half later make a depression across the middle ) and leave to rise. ( will depend on the temperature how long it takes. ) Pre heat oven to 220 degrees centigrade. Brush a little oil on the topof the dough then sprinkle rock salt; sliced black olives and freshly grated cheese ( parmesan or tasty ). Cook 15 - 20 minutes. When cooked it will sound hollow if tapped . Remove from oven onto cooling rack ( inhale delicious smells! ) If cutting in half wait till it's cooled. Enjoy.
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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