strong white flour
red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
1 1/2 tablespoons
- Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl.
- Stir in the yeast, (this should be 1 dessert spoon but Zaar doesn't like it -- so it's about half a tbsp) oil and water.
- Mix to a dough. Add more liquid if kneaded (depends on the dough you're using) but be careful.
- Turn the dough out and knead it for 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
- Place in an oiled bowl in a warm place (window sill / airing cupboard) for about an hour to double in bulk. Cover it with cling film or a wet tea towel to stop it from forming a crust. (If it does, then knead it some more to get rid of it - but it will then need more proving time to get the air back).
- Roll the dough out into a rough oval shape about 1cm thick, and place onto an oiled baking tray.
- Make deep holes in the dough about 1 inch apart.
- Allow to rise for 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / GM6
- Mix together the remaining oil, garlic and rosemary (leave to sit for a little while to flavour the oil).
- Spread over the surface of the bread, and cover with the chopped onion.
- Sprinkle over the salt, and then flick on some cold water to stop a skin from warming as it cooks.
- Bake for 25 minutes, and then cool on a wire rack.