Evan’s Focaccia Bread

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Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

  • About

Evan Faull has a rich history in food and baking, and you can find his Knead bakeries all over South Africa now. My worst is bread; I don’t have the patience, but this is a really good recipe, and you should have no problem with it.


  • 1.3 kg white bread flour
  • 60 g fresh yeast
  • 1 litre


Place the flour, yeast and water in a mixer with a hook attachment. Mix the dough on speed 1 for 3 minutes. Set the speed to 2 and mix for a further 6 minutes. Add the salt and continue to mix for 2 minutes. Place the dough in an oiled container and cover with plastic. Refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, remove the dough from the fridge and set a timer for 45 minutes. After 45 minute