focaccia with olives, garlic & rosemary recipe

focaccia with olives, garlic & rosemary recipe

So it is olive week for the Insta Wean Team and I must admit I have never tried an olive let alone made anything with them! So I thought I would try making some bread with them, also a first… I’m not making this easy for myself am I?! As I am a bread newbie I did go for a specific focaccia flour mix, obviously you could go all out and make it all from scratch but maybe another day lol, if I ever do that I will of course share the recipe. I looked into quite a few methods online and sort of combined them to make it suit me. I was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out, in future I would probably add more toppings and maybe even try putting them through the bread, I was scared to add too much lol but it was still really tasty! Definitely going to try out more homemade breads in future.

foccacia with olives, garlic & rosemary
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  1. 500g focaccia flour mix
  2. 340ml water
  3. olive oil
  4. olives (I only used 2 really big ones)
  5. rosemary
  6. 2 garlic cloves
  7. black pepper
  1. Put the mix into a large bowl with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and rub together.
  2. Gradually add in the water and knead for about 10 minutes until you have a soft dough.
  3. Put the dough into another bowl that you have oiled and cover with cling film, leave for about half a hour.
  4. Tip the dough onto a floured baking tray, flatten it out making dimples with your fingers and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 230°C (220°C may be better for fan ovens) whilst the dough rests.
  6. Slice up your olives to suit how you like them.
  7. Drizzle over about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, mince your garlic and stick the rosemary needles/olives into the dough. Add some black pepper if you like.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.
  9. Cool and serve!
  1. When kneading the dough I found it good to rub olive oil onto my hands first, stops them getting dough totally stuck to them.

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