Focaccia might be the easiest bread to make. It requires very little kneading, only an hour to prove, and it is so versatile! 

Recipe below – but it is very easy to make small adjustments based on what you have available. This is what is so great about this dough. 

For the Apples

3 small Yummy Apples, Granny Smiths are best but any will work well for this dish. Core and cut into bite size pieces

75g soft brown sugar

10g cinnamon

50g butter


For the Focaccia Dough

350g strong white bread flour or a mix of white and wholemeal/rye

7g yeast

50g light soft brown sugar

75ml olive oil

280ml cool water (approx)


Mix the apples, sugar, cinnamon & butter together in a large microwaveable bowl

Cover with gladwrap or a lid and cook for 8 minutes, stirring halfway through

Take out the apple and set aside to cool, leaving the cinnamon sauce in the bowl

Cover the bowl loosely and microwave the sauce for approx 5 minutes, stirring regularly and being careful not to burn it, then set it aside

Mix the flour, sugar, yeast, oil and half of the water together in a mixer

Add the rest of the water with the motor running until you get a thick cake like batter, adding more water if necessary

Mix for approx 10 mins on medium speed

Stir in around 200g of the cooled apples

Put dough into a large rectangular plastic food box or a well oiled roasting pan

Prove for approx 1 – 1.5 hours

If you have used a roasting pan to prove the dough you will not need to turn it out but if you proved in a box you will need to turn out carefully onto a well oiled baking sheet

Press some or all of the remaining apples into the dough and drizzle with some of the cinnamon sauce

Bake in a 200 C oven for approx 15 minutes until golden on the top

Yummy served warm or cold!