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
For the Focaccia Dough
350g strong white bread flour or a mix of white and wholemeal/rye
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!