Mix the water and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes to activate the yeast then pour in the flour and salt. Stir to get a shaggy dough. Pour a bit of oil into the bowl then lift up the dough and turn it over to coat it completely in oil. Cover with a damp towel and leave somewhere warm for 2-3 hours until doubled in volume.
Grease a small baking tray with 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Punch the dough down and tip it out onto the prepared baking tray. Use your fingertips to spread it out into an oval about ½-inch thick. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes until doubled in volume.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350oF.
Uncover the dough, score 1-inch wide strips along the dough and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and slightly crisp.
As the dough is baking heat the remaining olive oil, vegan butter and garlic together in a small pot over a low heat. Once the butter has melted, remove from the stove. Stir in the parsley and pour this over the hot bread.