Foccacia with Tomatoes and Mixed Olives

Delicious foaccacia studded with olives and tomatoes, the perfect accompaniment to our Continental Ploughmans.

  • Serves

  • Prep

    2 hrs
  • Cook

    20 mins




  1. Preheat the oven to 220°c / Gas Mark 7
  2. Place the flour, salt, yeast, olive oil and 300ml/10½fl oz of the water into a large bowl
  3. Gently stir with your hand or a wooden spoon to form a dough then knead the dough in the bowl for 5 mins, gradually adding the remaining water
  4. Stretch the dough by hand in the bowl, tuck the sides into the centre, turn the bowl 80 degrees and repeat the process for about  5 mins
  5. Tip the dough onto an oiled work surface and continue kneading for five more minutes. Return the dough to the bowl, cover and leave to rise until doubled in size
  6. Line two large baking sheets with baking paper
  7. Tip the dough out of the bowl and divide into two portions
  8. Flatten each portion onto a baking sheet, pushing to the corners, then leave to prove for one hour
  9.  Drizzle the loaves with oi and sprinkle with fine sea salt
  10. Push the tomatoes and olives into the dough then bake in the oven for 20 mins
  11. When cooked, drizzle with a little more olive oil and serve hot or warm

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