10 months +

Mozzarella & Basil Focaccia

Prep: 60+ mins
Cooks in: 10-30 mins
Serves: 4

Contains:

  • Gluten

  • Wheat

  • Dairy

Suitable for:

  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

500g strong white bread flour
7g sachet yeast
3 tbsp olive oil
Handful of basil
Half a ball of mozzarella

Contains:

  • Gluten

  • Wheat

  • Dairy

Method

Step 1

Put the flour and yeast into a bowl, mix together and add 325ml tepid water. When the dough starts to form use your hands to bring the ingredients into a ball.

A great snack for at home or out and about - great for picnics as an alternative to sandwiches.

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Method

Step 2

Lightly dust your work surface with flour and tip out the dough and knead it for 10 minutes.

A great snack for at home or out and about - great for picnics as an alternative to sandwiches.

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Method

Step 3

Place the kneaded dough into an oiled bowl and cover with a lightly oiled piece of cling film to stop it sticking. Leave the dough to prove in a warm place for an hour until the dough has doubled in size.

A great snack for at home or out and about - great for picnics as an alternative to sandwiches.

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Method

Step 4

Next, remove the dough and stretch across a baking sheet. (20cm x 30cm). Cover the dough with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for 30-40 minutes until the dough has risen slightly.

A great snack for at home or out and about - great for picnics as an alternative to sandwiches.

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Method

Step 5

Meanwhile, chop the basil and mix with the olive oil and tear up the mozzarella and set the oven to 180c or gas 4.

A great snack for at home or out and about - great for picnics as an alternative to sandwiches.

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Method

Step 6

When the dough has risen, press your fingers into the dough to make small holes and drizzle over the basil oil and scatter over the mozzarella.

A great snack for at home or out and about - great for picnics as an alternative to sandwiches.

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Method

Step 7

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the bread is golden - cut into fingers and serve warm if possible.

A great snack for at home or out and about - great for picnics as an alternative to sandwiches.

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