Focaccia Thermomix Recipe

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Focaccia Thermomix Recipe

Can I use a sourdough starter instead of yeast? Yes! Sourdough starter is ideal for this slow rise focaccia as it can take longer than instant dried yeast to rise. Please use 50g/1.7ozs during summer and 100g/3.5ozs during winter (the dough needs a bit more of a boost during cooler weather).

Decorative Focaccia Using a Thermomix

An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus 1 hour resting

Cooking time: 30 minutes

  • 500g/1.1lbs. plain flour
  • 500ml/16.9flozs. lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon/6g salt
  • 2 teaspoons/7g instant dried yeast OR 50-100g (1.7-3.5ozs) sourdough starter (see note below)
  • 150ml/5flozs. extra virgin olive oil, divided in half
  • Cherry tomatoes, pitted olives, green onion, red onion to decorate

If you are using a sourdough starter, please use 50g/1.7ozs during summer and 100g/3.5ozs during winter

Focaccia Thermomix Recipe

After the 20 second mix

Step 1 - Line a large, deepish (at least an inch deep) 30x40cm or 12x16inch tray with parchment. Add the salt and water to the Thermomix and set the temperature to 37C. Heat for 2 minutes on speed 2.5. Add the flour and yeast to the bowl and set to speed 5 and mix 20sec. Then set to knead 3 minutes. It will be a very wet dough.

Focaccia Thermomix Recipe

After the kneading

Step 2 - Pour half of the olive oil onto the base of the prepared tin and spread to the sides with a brush. Pour the bread dough over the oil in the tray and spread to the sides with a spatula. Brush with remaining oil. Cover with another larger tray and then a cloth. Allow to rise in a warm area for 1 hour.

Focaccia Thermomix Recipe

Step 3 - Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Make a pattern with the vegetables. Bake for 20 minutes and then bake at 200C/400F for 10 minutes.