I want Focaccia. Dad, do you remember the time you made Focaccia?
It is tasty, when will we make Focaccia?
It is yummy, I want Focaccia…
It took me a while but I eventually got the hint. The boy was injured so it is hard to refuse, and besides it really is tasty.
400 g white flour (3.5 measuring cups)
1 tsp salt (5 g)
1.5 sachets of yeast (10-11 g)
1 cup lukewarm water (250 ml)
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp… olive oil (total 75 ml)
1-2 tsp course sea salt
Mix the flour, slat & yeast in a bowl and create a well in the middle.
Add the water and 1/4 cup of olive oil to the well.
Knead well with 2 hands, the kid’s hand without the stitches & one of your own, until you achieve a soft dough.
Transfer to a surface sprinkled with flour and knead for 10 min until soft and springy.
Place in circular lightly oiled pan (25-28 cm diameter) and flatten.
Cover and wait for an hour or until volume has doubled.
Heat an oven to 200ºC
Poke holes in the dough with your finger, sprinkle the salt and brush with 1 tbsp. of oil (or drizzle it from above)
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 min until slightly golden.
Place on net to cool before serving.
Don’t forget 2 small bowels of balsamic vinegar & olive oil for dipping.
Did not alleviate the pain from stitches in hand but did succeed in bringing a smile to the kid’s face 🙂
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