Erik and I are taking a long weekend down to visit Erik’s family at their summer compound. Really there is no other word for it, the family have purchased nearly all the houses on the top a bluff, luckily they are lovely as I suppose I’m cornered! Swedes tend to have summer houses in the country as a vacation getaway, and theirs are on the beautiful island of Öland off the southeast coast of Sweden.
Getting there, well we take a long bus ride but luckily my mother has made her brilliant foccacia so we can enjoy some sammies on the road. Of course I will share!
- Put wet ingredients in a large measuring cup and wait for yeast to start bubbling.Then add to dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with a bread hook. Blend until it pulls away from the edges and stays round. Knead on a floured surface until the dough is not at all sticky, form into a ball and return it to the mixing bowl to rise. Set timer for 40 minutes. Cover with towel.
- Remove dough from bowl, place on a floured surface and roll out to fit a non stick cookie sheet.
- If you want olives, tomatoes, etc. push gently into dough then Let rise 30 minutes. Turn oven to 390 to preheat.
- Place bread in oven for 24 minutes.