We made Mr Washy a focaccia bread today. It is so cold out there, it is almost silly to go out just to buy a loaf of bread. So we decided to make our own.

We flattened it out so that we can make a pita out of it. If not, we would have reduced it in surface area so that it can be higher.

We got this recipe from and adapted it. Here it is : 

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast or 1 packet
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Olive oil to brush
Mix the mixture together and see that the dough has pulled together.
Let it rest and cover with a damp cloth.
Place on greased baked sheet.
Bake in a preheated oven of 230C.


  1. Proof the yeast with the sugar in warm water of 100F. Let sit and froth.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, herbs and black pepper. Mix in the vegetable oil and proved yeast.
  3. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Punch dough down; place on greased baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Brush top with olive oil. Sprinkle with sale.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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