We are big bread eaters which can be a good thing (or a bad thing for our waste – but everything in moderation, right!) while normal bread for sandwiches serves us well for everyday eating I do love to make my own bread for other purposes. Homemade foccacia is actually quite easy to make at home and when topped with flavoursome ingredients like the Always Fresh Mediterranean Tuscan Mix you will never enjoy store-bought focaccia’s again.
Focaccia’s are the perfect side dish for a meal, the ideal dippers for soup and easily sliced in half to make the perfect sandwich bread. Using the Always Fresh Mediterranean Tuscan Mix meant that it was s simple one step to get all the flavours and oil onto my foccacia dough and have in the oven.
Learn how to make this focaccia easily with your bread maker (if you don’t have a bread maker, simple hand kneading and rising will work as well) and then enter to win 1 of 2 Always Fresh Prize Packs so you can cook this at home.
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1 320g Jar Always Fresh Mediterranean Tuscan Mix
250ml Lukewarm water
2 Tbs Olive Oil – you can use the oil from the jar of Tuscan Mix
1/2 Tsp Salt
3 Cups Plain Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Dry Yeast
LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Using the bread maker place the water, olive oil, salt, plain flour and dry yeast (in that order) into the pan. Set to dough mode and let it do it’s thing. Dough mode is normally 1 1/2 hours.
2. Once the dough is ready, place a piece of baking paper on the bench and roll the dough out to a rectangle shape that will fit into a high sided baking dish. My tray was approx 40cm x 20cm. You want the dough to be rolled out to 2cm thick.
3. Lift the baking paper and rolled out dough into the baking dish. Use your finger tips to make indents into the top of the dough.
4. Spoon out the Always Fresh Mediterranean Tuscan Mix on to the dough and evenly distribute the mix including the oil. You want to cover the top of the dough with the oil. Sprinkle with salt. Bake in a preheated 220 degree celcius oven for 25 minutes or until lightly golden on top.
Allow to cool slightly and then cut into strips of sandwich squares and enjoy.
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looks like another great recipe to try on the family
OK, now you have me dreaming about foccacia with rich, luscious olives and an unexpected but glorious heat of chillis.
Hi Lisa Congratulations you are winner 2. I have sent you an email.
Cannot wait to try this recipe ………… added bonus, the superb Always Fresh Mediterranean Tuscan Mix!
have always been too scared to attempt focaccia making, looks easy peasy so I will give it a go
Would love to try the Tuscan Mix so I can replicate this recipe – looks delicious!
The Tuscan mix and this recipe. I have loved the recipes you provide for bread makers makes me feel human again making lovely easy recipes.
Hi Heather, congratulations you are winner 1 of the prize pack. I have sent you an email.
Can it be made with Gluten Free Flour?
I would suggest a gluten free bread mix in place of the flour would work with the other ingredients added.
This looks amazing, it’s on my must try list. so simple, yet so yummy.
The Tuscan Mix with little bits of everything in it!
I’d like to try the Chilli Olives. I love chillies and olives, so this combination is irresistable.
The tuscan mix looks devine & is definately going on my shopping list!
Love to try this! Love the smell of fresh homemade bread!
Mm chili olives! Awesome. Love to see if they are great in so many things and fantastic on their own!
The sundried tomatoes…I’ll say to use them in a recipe but really I’d sneak a couple from the jar every time I open the fridge. They won’t last long.