Saturday, August 02, 2008

Lammas Focaccia loaf

I wanted to make a loaf for Lammas, and somehow came up with this, it seemed appropriate. leave out olives and herbs for plain focaccia.

7/8 cup water
3/8 (or 1/3) cup olive oil, plus extra for brushing
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp dried oregano (or other herbs)
3 cups strong white bread flour
2 1/2 tsp instand dried yeast

100g or so black olives, quartered

rosemary sprigs
5 cherry plum tomatoes
sea salt

Put first lot of stuff into breadmaker, switch onto dough setting. (or do whatever you do to make dough by hand- presumably mix, leave to rise, knead, leave to rise).
Add olives at begining of second mixing cycle.
Roll out dough into a round bread shape about 1" thick and prod with fingers.
Add halved tomatoes, sprigs of rosemary, sprinkle with salt and brush with oil.
Allow to rise for 10- 20 mins
Bake at gas 6 for 20-25 mins
Brush with olive oil again, or dip broken off pieces in when you eat it!