Friday, February 15, 2013

Walnut & Rosemary Focaccia

After watching the TV programme Britain's Best Bakery, which Cumbrian celebrity chef Peter Sidwell co-hosted with Mich Turner (sugarcrafter extraordinaire), it inspired me to make a bread recipe from his book Simply Good Bread. The recipes in the book can be made using a bread machine or by hand.

I love homemade focaccia and walnuts in bread always work well. The dough uses a mix of strong white bread flour, OO Italian pasta flour and mashed potato from a baked jacket potato, this produced a very light crumb.

The baked focaccia is lovely dipped into extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Any leftover can be frozen away in slices - when you need to take any out of the freezer, defrost on a paper towel which will soak up any moisture and then refresh in the microwave.

The focaccia dough waiting to be baked.
The recipe can be found online at

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