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It's my favorite time of the week again, its time to get my blogging bake off on! As i'm away on holiday in the sunny country of Spain (Hola!) I baked this post a week early as I didn't want to miss it. I baked one of my all time favorite breads Focaccia. Surprisingly its not too difficult to make - Its all in the kneading ladies and gentleman - There's also lots of ways you can flavor this bread, cheese, tomatoes, what ever your heart desires! So if you want to find out how to bake this bread read on...




What You Need - Serves 20

  • 1KG Strong white bread flour (Plus a little extra for dusting)
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 2 Tlbs Sugar
  • A few Sprigs of Rosemary
  • A Garlic Blub
  • Olive Oil
  • 625ml Water (Room Temp)
  • 3 x 7g Sachets of dried yeast

Ready? Lets Bake
  1. First we need to make the dough, begin by tipping your flour on to a clean surface (Brace yourself this gets messy) create a well in the flour mound make this quite big.
  2. Pour in Half of the water into the well and add all the yeast
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons of sugar in and 1 Table spoon of sea salt in
  4. Now gradually start incoperating the sides of the flour mound into the well, you may need to add the rest of the water if the mixture is too stodgy. You want to make the dough smooth.
  5. Now the hard part, to knead your dough..
  6. Create a clean work surface and dust lightly with flour
  7. Plonk your dough down and start kneed it by pushing and pulling it for about 5 minutes
  8. Pop this into a large floured bowl and put a damp tea towel on top of it, then stick it somewhere warm for about an hour, it should have doubled in size by then.
  9. Take it out and knock the air out of it, you do this by using your fist lightly on it (Punch your dough!)
  10. Knead your dough again untill smooth
  11. Now grease a 25cm by 35cm baking try with olive oil and strecth yout dough into it
  12. Break the garlic bulb apart and lightly crush the cloves with the side of a knife
  13. Push the garlic lightly into your dough 
  14. Take the leaves off the rosemary and sprinkle all over the dough
  15. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, make your hands into a claw and lightly push holes into the bread, this will give it a nice texture.
  16. Pop the damp tea towel over this mixture again and place somewhere warm for an hour
  17. Preheat your oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7
  18. Bake for 25 mins or untill golden brown on top
  19. Remove from the oven, give the bottom of the bread a flick to see if it sounds hollow (This means its cooked) 
  20. Cut into pieces and ejoy!
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Don't forget to check out the #TheGreatBloggerBakeOff hashtag on twitter or the Facebook page, for everyones yummy bakes!

P.S I've been Shortlisted to Report at LFW on behalf of Yahoo Lifestyle / Motel Rocks *Screammms*. I'd be eternally grateful if you could please Vote for 'Charlotte Goodayle' on the Yahoo LFW Comp Page. I cant even begin to tell you how much this would mean to me, Thank you guys. Lets do this! 

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www.thegoodowl.co.uk

It's my favorite time of the week again, its time to get my blogging bake off on! As i'm away on holiday in the sunny country of Spain (Hola!) I baked this post a week early as I didn't want to miss it. I baked one of my all time favorite breads Focaccia. Surprisingly its not too difficult to make - Its all in the kneading ladies and gentleman - There's also lots of ways you can flavor this bread, cheese, tomatoes, what ever your heart desires! So if you want to find out how to bake this bread read on...




What You Need - Serves 20

  • 1KG Strong white bread flour (Plus a little extra for dusting)
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 2 Tlbs Sugar
  • A few Sprigs of Rosemary
  • A Garlic Blub
  • Olive Oil
  • 625ml Water (Room Temp)
  • 3 x 7g Sachets of dried yeast

Ready? Lets Bake
  1. First we need to make the dough, begin by tipping your flour on to a clean surface (Brace yourself this gets messy) create a well in the flour mound make this quite big.
  2. Pour in Half of the water into the well and add all the yeast
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons of sugar in and 1 Table spoon of sea salt in
  4. Now gradually start incoperating the sides of the flour mound into the well, you may need to add the rest of the water if the mixture is too stodgy. You want to make the dough smooth.
  5. Now the hard part, to knead your dough..
  6. Create a clean work surface and dust lightly with flour
  7. Plonk your dough down and start kneed it by pushing and pulling it for about 5 minutes
  8. Pop this into a large floured bowl and put a damp tea towel on top of it, then stick it somewhere warm for about an hour, it should have doubled in size by then.
  9. Take it out and knock the air out of it, you do this by using your fist lightly on it (Punch your dough!)
  10. Knead your dough again untill smooth
  11. Now grease a 25cm by 35cm baking try with olive oil and strecth yout dough into it
  12. Break the garlic bulb apart and lightly crush the cloves with the side of a knife
  13. Push the garlic lightly into your dough 
  14. Take the leaves off the rosemary and sprinkle all over the dough
  15. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, make your hands into a claw and lightly push holes into the bread, this will give it a nice texture.
  16. Pop the damp tea towel over this mixture again and place somewhere warm for an hour
  17. Preheat your oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7
  18. Bake for 25 mins or untill golden brown on top
  19. Remove from the oven, give the bottom of the bread a flick to see if it sounds hollow (This means its cooked) 
  20. Cut into pieces and ejoy!
www.thegoodowl.co.uk

Don't forget to check out the #TheGreatBloggerBakeOff hashtag on twitter or the Facebook page, for everyones yummy bakes!

P.S I've been Shortlisted to Report at LFW on behalf of Yahoo Lifestyle / Motel Rocks *Screammms*. I'd be eternally grateful if you could please Vote for 'Charlotte Goodayle' on the Yahoo LFW Comp Page. I cant even begin to tell you how much this would mean to me, Thank you guys. Lets do this! 

You Can Keep In Touch Via:

xx

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