Blackberry and rosemary focaccia with caramelised balsamic onions, a deliciously sweet and salty combination that I just cant get enough of.
Bread my nemesis, my kryptonite my friend. I’ve always had a love hate relationship with bread. Toiling in my head, I want the bread, I shouldn’t have the bread. Well I’m fed up of it. I’m gonna eat the god damn bread, ok. Why would I deprive myself of something so utterly delicious. I do truly believe that food is neither ‘good’ or ‘bad’ Its not ‘clean’ or ‘dirty.’ Its food it sustains us and is essential and we real ought not label it. Our bodies are pretty clever and well attuned to its own needs, if we listen to it better. If we remove the restrictions then those things become less of a desire.
I also love the process of making bread it just feels so timeless and making it for someone else such an act of generosity. However until you have got the knack for bread making it can start off being less than relaxing, quite messy and a little anxiety provoking. Focaccia is a brilliant bread to start with, it is really so very easy and you can add any variation of flavours you wish. I loved the mix of sweet and savoury with the blackberry and rosemary focaccia, caramelised balsamic onions and topped off with salty Parmesan. Bread perfection.