14 July 2014

Olive and sundried tomato focaccia


Happy Monday lovely people. I trust that you all had a wonderful weekend. Truthfully, ours was not quite as expected. For the little Miss was unwell for most of it, so a lot of time was spent dozing on the couch – hopefully fighting off whatever bug has been present.

We did, however, have a pretty busy week last week. We had guests for dinner not once, but twice, and even went out for dinner another night. And while my pants are perhaps a little tighter for it, we certainly enjoyed quite a few tasty meals.

One such evening – it was roast lamb. With all the trimmings – roasted vegetables, a cauliflower bake, greens, gravy…..

But besides all that  - I couldn’t resist creating a little bread dish to start.

Olive and sundried tomato focaccia to be precise.


I followed this recipe, basically, but added some sundried tomato as well as the olives.


And while the end result was rather tasty – it perhaps lacked a little ‘rise’ but I’m blaming that on a shortness of proving time on what was a cold Canberra day.


We sliced and served the focaccia as a starter – still warm as it was fresh from the oven.


And it was just as yummy the following day – when I used it to make a toasted sandwich for lunch.


This was definitely an apt reminder at how lovely home-baked bread is – and a nudge to get my ‘bread-bake’ on more often! For it really is very simple – even if it does take a bit of prep work…


What about you? Do you like making your own bread?


  1. That looks delicious! Sorry to hear about the weekend. It's definitely going around isn't it :(

  2. looks great - I am finding bread rises slowly now the weather is so cold but it always tastes great warm out of the oven esp in cold weather - though I think I have lost my bread baking mojo over the school holidays and need to find it again - perhaps a slab of foccaccia!

  3. Yummo! Focaccia is the business. Hope your little Miss is feeling better, Im off work at the moment too, think it was the Brumbies game on the weekend, caught me a bug. Sigh! I don't really like making my own bread, but I love eating it. :)