bread

Cheat’s focaccia in the Thermomix (vegan)

Make this when you have few leftover potatoes lying around in the fridge. The dough is quite sloppy when it comes out of the Thermomix. Just pour it into an oiled baking form, leave it to rise and then bake it. My neighbour’s son (12) can eat one batch of this in a sitting. Alone. He asked me to make him a focaccia this week and I made this today (plus one for us). Decorate with olives, tomatoes, olives or whatnot, sprinkle a bit of thyme and olive oil over the top before baking.

Ingredients:

4 cooked potatoes (medium or large, skinned)

700g white flour

2 sachets of dried yeast (or 50g fresh)

1 tbsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1/2 glass of olive oil

2 glasses of warm water

What to do:

Pre-warm the oven to 50C while you mix the ingredients in the Thermomix. Once the dough is ready to rise, place the baking form in the oven and turn the temperature off, just leave the pilot light on. Oil the baking form.

Puree potatoes in TMX at high speed for a few seconds. Add remaining ingredients to the Thermomix and knead for around 3 minutes on the dough cycle. Tip the dough into the greased baking form and scrape the remaining dough out of the TMX bowl using the spatula. The dough is quite sloppy but no matter, just lightly moisten your hands with water and stretch out the dough to cover the bottom of the tray evenly. Decorate focaccia as you like and leave to rise in the pre-warmed oven for about 50 minutes. Remove tray from oven, increase temperature to 200C and then bake focaccia for 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and leave to cool to room temperature.

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