I made bread!!

I made bread.  With my own hands, seriously!  The hubster and I have been watching the Hairy Biker’s Bakeation, you can see some of the recipes here and if you are in the UK you can watch them in iPlayer for the next couple of weeks.

Its a fairly straightforward focaccia recipe, lots of strong white flour, yeast, salt, water and a good glug of of olive oil.  Top with some rosemary and salt and cook!  Two rounds of waiting for bread to rise here.  I was quite surprised at how quickly the dough came together, I was always under the impression that focaccia dough was meant to be very wet.  This wasn’t too bad and after a good bit of kneading it was ready for the first proof.  Then you can bash the hell out of it and pop it into the tray you are going to bake it in.  Leave it again for another proof.  Then stab it with your fingers (delicate I think you will agree) sprinkle with some rosemary and some salt.  Then into the oven.  Very straightforward and if it wasn’t for the waiting, quicker than you might expect.

Yummy!  Once out of the oven, a bit more oil and serve.  Went down a treat and great with a hot cup of soup.

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