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    Jersey Royal, garlic and herb focaccia

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 30 minutes plus proving
    • Cooking time: 1 hour
    • Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes plus proving

    Serves: 16

    Ingredients

    300g Jersey Royals
    500g pack Waitrose onion bread mix
    4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to grease
    150g crème fraîche
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    12 small sage leaves, 4 finely chopped
    10 thyme sprigs

     

    Method

    1. Put the potatoes in a large pan and cover with cool water. Add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes, until almost tender. Drain and refresh under cool water, then slice.

    2. Meanwhile, put the bread mix in a large bowl. Add the oil and 320ml lukewarm water. Mix until the mixture clumps together (add a splash more water if it looks dry). Tip onto a work surface and knead for 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.

    3. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas 6. Halve the dough and shape each half into a 15-20cm even round. Space out on 2 oiled baking sheets; set aside for 15 minutes.

    4. In a bowl, mix the crème fraîche, garlic, 4 chopped sage leaves and the leaves from4 thyme sprigs. Season and spread 1 tbsp over each bread round. Cover evenly with the sliced potatoes, the remaining crème fraîche mixture and the remaining herbs. Season and prove for another 15 minutes. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden and well-risen. Cool on wire racks before drizzling with more oil, if liked

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, April 2017 issue. Download the Waitose Food app for the full issue.

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