foccacia

steve bennett

steve bennett

5th September 2011

foccacia

tasty italian bread for sharing

Ingredients

  • 2.5kg strong flour
  • 70g yeast
  • 1.5 litres warm water
  • 60g salt
  • olive oil, rosemary, sea salt, pepper

Method

mix the yeast into the warm water.
put the flour and salt into mixing bowl.
start to mix, and slowly add the wet mix.
once all is incorporated, mix for a further 2 minutes.
divide into 6 batches, and roll to round, flat loaves. drizzle with olive oil, and using 2 fingers, push several holes into the breads in lines. prove 5 minutes, then drizzle with olive oil again, and push rosemary into the holes again.prove 5 more minutes, and push holes again, before cooking at 170C for 15 minutes. drizzle again with oil, and cook for another 10 minutes.

In these challenging times…

…the hospitality landscape has dramatically changed in the last two months, and with that our advertising revenues have all but expired, significantly impacting our business. Despite having to furlough a large portion of our staff, we are still delivering the valuable content and honest information, which hundreds of thousands of you come to The Staff Canteen for. We believe we have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs, are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector.

Your financial support means we remain independent and open to all. We were launched by a chef and remain the voice of chefs and other hospitality professionals.

We need your support to keep delivering the products and content that you love, giving you the platform to share opinions and inspiration. Every contribution whether big or small, means so much.
Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you