|Preparation||Resting||Cooking||Start to finish|
|43 min.||2 hours 15 min.||1 hour 55 min.||4 hours 53 min.|
|1||Roughly chop 400 g green olives.||5 min.|
|2||Cut 400 g Preserved tomatoes into small pieces and add to the olives.||7 min.|
|3||Cut 200 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) into small dice and tip in with the tomatoes, scatter the herbes de Provence over and mix well.||5 min.|
|4||In bread-making, the water temperature is always important. It's not a fixed value, but related to 3 other temperatures: 1) the temperature of your flour, 2) the room temperature in your kitchen, and 3) the basic temperature of this recipe, which is 52-56°C.
You can calculate the temperature of the water for this recipe in one click, using this small calculator.
|5||Put into a food mixer bowl: 900 g flour, 125 g instant mashed-potato powder, 700 ml water, 18 g salt, 25 g yeast and 200 g Soured dough.
Knead on slow speed for 10 minutes.
Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
|6||Towards the end of kneading, trickle in 75 g olive oil.||3 min.|
|7||Finish by tipping in the olives, tomatoes and parmesan. Knead again just until these are mixed in.||3 min.|
|8||Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to a large bowl, cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.||1 hour 30 min.|
|9||After this, weigh out 700g chunks and shape into balls.
Cover the dough with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
|10||Flatten the dough out by hand to expel the gas...||5 min.|
|11||...then reshape into balls.
Put into bread rising baskets (bannetons).
|12||Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 2 hours.||2 hours|
|13||Preheat the oven to 240°C (460°F).
Slash the tops of the foccacias...
|14||And bake for about 25 minutes.
Note: As when baking any bread, you should ensure that the oven is filled with steam for the first 15 minutes of baking. This page shows you how; it really is the secret of golden-brown, crusty loaves..
For 5 foccacias : 17.36 €
Per foccacias : 3.47 €
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