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Sage and olive oil focaccia bread

Serves 8

Tags: Vegetarian, Bread, Web

150 g strong white flour
125 ml lukewarm water
2 tsp dried yeast
Put the ingredients in a large bowl
Beat until smooth
Cover and leave for half an hour
2 tbsp fresh sage
chop the sage leaves coarsely
80 ml dry white wine
80 ml water
80 ml olive oil
2 tsp dried yeast
2 tsp salt
add the wine,olive oil, sage and yeast
350 g strong white flour
Mix in the flour, a little at a time
Knead the dough on a floured surface
Cover and leave to rise for 20 minutes
Knead again
Roll out to 5mm thick
Place on a baking sheet and leave to rise for an hour
Preheat the oven to 200C
Place a cast iron dish or baking tray in the bottom of the oven
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp sage
2 tsp coarse salt
Dimple the top with your finger
Drizzle the olive oil all over the bread
Sprinkle with salt and ripped sage leaves
4 cubes ice
Throw ice cubes into the baking tray- this makes steam in the oven
Put the foccacia in the oven on a high shelf
Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden