14 July 2014

Olive and sundried tomato focaccia

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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…

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

4 comments :

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

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  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!

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  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. :)

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