This quick and easy Focaccia bread is something I have recently started making. It is a quick bread, without the need to rise the bread, as we’re using self raising flour, thus making this a lot quicker to put in the oven. The result would be a bread that is a little more dense than your regular focaccia, but which still packs a punch in flavour and texture!
- 350gr self raising flour
- 200ml warm water
- 2-3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of mixed freshly chopped herbs. I used parsley, chives, thyme and rosemary
- you will also need a few drops of olive oil to add before baking.
Your oven will need to be heated up to 190 degrees Celsius, so you will need to preheat this. (with the current gale force wind we’re having in Malta, combined with hail and thunderstorms, it tends to get quite chilly, so I don’t mind having the oven on at all!)
First, sieve the flour into a large bowl, and add on the chopped herbs and salt. Mix well before adding on the warm water. I used a spatula at this point to work the warm water into the flour until sticky. Next, I add on the olive oil too. Once this oil is well absorbed, wash your hands and knead well together. Depending on the consistency, you may need to add a little more flour or water. You’re looking for something that doesn’t stick to your fingers, but is not dry to the touch either.
Once happy with the consistency, role to a ball and flatten down on a sheet of baking paper. Now brush a little oil on the top and place in the oven. An amount of dough like this would usually take around 30 minutes, but check it regularly so it doesn’t burn!