Focaccia Pugliese

This focaccia recipe is very versatile and not as difficult as it looks. The secret to its special texture is a mashed potato!
If you let it rise a second time in the pan with fresh tomatoes on top it becomes a “focaccia pugliese”, a southern Italian specialty – otherwise if you pop it into your oven straight away without the second rise it bakes into a fragrant pizza with a crunchier crust. If you don’t have time to use up the dough you can put it away in your fridge to use it the next day. It makes wonderful rolls sprinkled with sesame or cumin seeds. Continue reading

Summer Ossi Buchi with Quinoa

We all think of Ossi Buchi as a hearty cold weather meal but if you try this recipe you’ll see how light it can turn out to be. By just changing some of the ingredients without altering its character, you can prepare a perfect summertime meal. And who needs the polenta or risotto here, let’s save that for the winter months – fluffy quinoa is a perfect match and a time saver too! Continue reading