National Bread Week…..bake this!

National Bread Week is coming up & this is one of our current favourites in the kitchen, particularly as it also features Jersey Royals, just coming into season – get some now!

Jersey Royal Focaccia

Makes 4 x 450g loaves

675ml lukewarm water

1 ½ tbsp. active dry yeast

1 ½ tbsp. salt

1 tbsp. sugar

3 tbsp. extra virgin oil

900g strong white bread flour

500g jersey royals cut into slices or quarters

handful of wild garlic

 

Mix the yeast, salt, sugar, oil and water in a bowl, or a large Tupperware with a lid. Next, mix in the flour until full incorporated, yes it is a wet mix!

Cover the bowl, or place the lid on the Tupperware and close all but one side.

Place in the fridge to allow it to rise overnight. Alternatively, allow it to rise in the warm. Once this is done, the dough can be used or refrigerated and used whenever you like over the next 7 days.

When you’re ready to cook the bread, preheat the oven to 220oC.

Cut off some of the dough and stretch into an oiled baking tin. Cover and allow to rise for 20 mins.

While this is rising, boil the jersey royals with salt and 2 wild garlic leaves, drain and allow to cool.

When the bread has risen, drizzle with olive oil and place the potatoes and garlic over it. Press into the dough and then sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake for 25mins until ready, serve warm.

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