Potato & rosemary focaccia

Potato and rosemary focaccia

Serves 10-12

  • For the dough:

  • 1 kg strong bread flour

  • 1 x 7 g sachet of dried yeast

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • olive oil

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • For the topping:

  • olive oil

  • a handful of Jersey Royal potatoes

  • 3-4 purple potatoes

  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves picked

  • 1 bulb of garlic

Put the flour, yeast and 1 tablespoon of salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine and make a well in the middle. Gradually pour 650ml of lukewarm water into the well, continuously stirring and bringing in the flour as you go to form a rough dough.



Transfer the dough to a flour-dusted surface and knead for around 10 minutes, or until smooth and springy. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to prove in a warm place for around 1 hour, or until doubled in size.



Meanwhile, lightly grease a large baking tray. Once the dough has risen, knock it back with your fist and place on the oiled baking tray. Using your hands, spread it out to cover the tray, then drizzle with olive oil. Use your fingers to push down into the dough to make lots of little wells and dips.



Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Add the Jersey Royals to a medium pan of boiling salted water, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain and leave to cool in a colander. Meanwhile, finely slice the purple potatoes with a mandolin (use the guard!) and add to a bowl with the rosemary leaves.



Separate and lightly crush the garlic cloves, then add to the bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and toss to combine. Evenly spread the potato mixture over the dough, crumble over the cooled Jersey Royals, drizzle with a little more olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for another hour, or until doubled in size.



Once risen, use your fingers to push down into the dough again to make lots of little wells and dips. Place in the hot oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Leave to cool slightly, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and serve.

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Put the flour, yeast and 1 tablespoon of salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine and make a well in the middle. Gradually pour 650ml of lukewarm water into the well, continuously stirring and bringing in the flour as you go to form a rough dough.

Transfer the dough to a flour-dusted surface and knead for around 10 minutes, or until smooth and springy. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to prove in a warm place for around 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

Meanwhile, lightly grease a large baking tray. Once the dough has risen, knock it back with your fist and place on the oiled baking tray. Using your hands, spread it out to cover the tray, then drizzle with olive oil. Use your fingers to push down into the dough to make lots of little wells and dips.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Add the Jersey Royals to a medium pan of boiling salted water, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain and leave to cool in a colander. Meanwhile, finely slice the purple potatoes with a mandolin (use the guard!) and add to a bowl with the rosemary leaves.

Separate and lightly crush the garlic cloves, then add to the bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and toss to combine. Evenly spread the potato mixture over the dough, crumble over the cooled Jersey Royals, drizzle with a little more olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for another hour, or until doubled in size.

Once risen, use your fingers to push down into the dough again to make lots of little wells and dips. Place in the hot oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Leave to cool slightly, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and serve.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 363
    18%
  • Carbs 75.4g
    29%
  • Sugar 2g 2%
  • Fat 3g 4%
  • Saturates 0.4g 2%
  • Protein 14g 31%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • For the dough:

  • 1 kg strong bread flour

  • 1 x 7 g sachet of dried yeast

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • olive oil

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • For the topping:

  • olive oil

  • a handful of Jersey Royal potatoes

  • 3-4 purple potatoes

  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves picked

  • 1 bulb of garlic