of salt. Mix on a slow speed and gradually pour in 300 ml tepid water. When the dough starts to come together add a further 100 ml of tepid water. Using my kitchenaid, I mix for 5 mins on a slow/medium speed (no 3). The dough should become wet and stretchy. Then add 2 tbsp of olive oil and mix for another 2 minutes In my experience it now becomes very odd and flaps around the bowl, but don’t fret!
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200ºC. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden and cool on a wire rack. You may need to test one while they are still warm….just to make sure ;)
This time it was back to basics, and a wholemeal olive focaccia. Olive oil to drizzle. Place the two flours, salt, yeast, olive oil and three quarters of the water in a large bowl and use a spoon to mix it together into a sticky dough
I‘ve had my eye on this recipe for Rustic Olive Oil Cake with Honey Syrup for some time now. As the name suggests, olive oil is substituted for butter, a healthy alternative according to The Mediterranean Diet
We are olive lovers in this house (I'm aware they are an acquired taste but hopefully this recipe might convert you) We munch on them for snacks, we add them to all manner of recipes from breads to stews, we have them with cheeses and anti-pasta and we put them on kebabs