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A birdseye view of olive focaccia cut up into squares and sprinkled with salt

Olive focaccia

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Bring the taste of Italy into your kitchen with this bread. Make this recipe your own by using green olives or a combination of green and black olives.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Loaves:1
  • Skill level:medium

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For the focaccia

For the topping

  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Sea salt for sprinkling

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Place the ingredients for the focaccia in a mixer with a dough hook attached.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Mix to a smooth dough, knead for 5 minutes. If mixing by hand knead for a further 5 minutes.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Roll out to a circle 30cm (12in). Place onto a greased pizza tin and sprinkle on the sea salt.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sea salt for sprinkling
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Leave to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7)

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Bake for 30 minutes until the bread is golden brown. To serve sprinkle with chopped olives and sea salt. Drizzle in olive oil.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sea salt for sprinkling
    • Olive oil to drizzle