Potato & turmeric focaccia

Try this twist on a traditional foccacia with a topping of potato, turmeric and rosemary. It takes a little effort, but you'll be well rewarded for your time

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
    plus overnight proving and resting
  • Serves 12
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 211
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 36g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 1 tsp fresh yeast, or ½ tsp fast-action dried yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 450g organic strong white flour
  • 3 medium waxy potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 rosemary sprig, leaves picked and chopped, to serve


Make perfect bread

The wetter the dough, the better, as more liquid makes a lighter loaf.

Make perfect bread

When shaping your loaf, use as little extra flour as possible.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in 350ml cold water and add the oil. Add the flour and 1 tsp salt and mix thoroughly with your hands to make a dough. Cover and leave in the fridge or a cool place overnight.

  2. The next day, turn your dough out onto an oiled tray approx 30cm x 20cm. Using your fingertips, gently stretch the dough into a rectangle, then fold it in half. Rotate the dough 90 degrees and repeat the process. Leave to rest for 30 mins. Repeat this stretching, folding and resting process twice more.

  3. Heat oven to 24OC/220C fan/gas 9. Gently stretch the dough to fill your tray. If it shrinks back, don’t force it – rest for 10 more mins, then try again.

  4. Spread the potato slices over the dough, overlapping. Mix the olive oil with the turmeric and brush over, then sprinkle with sea salt and bake on the top shelf of the oven for 25-30 mins. When cooked, drizzle with a little more olive oil and scatter over the rosemary.

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