About this recipe:This recipe for focaccia was given to me by my best friend, who is Italian. I love it because there's no yeast, and it's just so easy to make! It's incredibly simple, uses only a few ingredients and is very versatile.
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
20g grated Parmesan cheese
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:25min › Ready in:35min
Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease a baking tray.
Pour water into the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to the water. Mix on medium speed until dough forms a ball. (Or, stir together water, flour, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead until it forms a ball.)
Plop dough into greased baking tray. Using oiled fingers, spread dough to a 1cm thickness. Dough will be sticky and elastic. It does not have to be perfectly even but make sure there are no holes. Rub the top and sides of dough with olive oil. Season with cayenne, garlic salt and basil.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and return to oven. Bake until just golden, or about 5 minutes.