Mum's onion marmalade focaccia-style bread

Nici Wickes shares her mum's wonderful recipe for onion marmalade focaccia-style bread. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a bread maker to be enjoying this delicious homemade bread

By Nici Wickes
  • 20 mins cooking
  • 30 mins marinating
  • Makes 1
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  • 2 teaspoon Surebake yeast
  • 450 gram high-grade flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 300 millilitre water
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1
    Put all of the dough ingredients in the order as written in the bread maker and set it to the dough cycle.
  • 2
    When the cycle is finished, gently tip the dough onto a greased oven tray.
  • 3
    With floured hands, gently spread the dough into either one large or two smaller 3cm-thick rectangles. Dimple the loaves with your fingers and leave to rise in a warm space, about 30 minutes or longer, until well-puffed.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • 5
    Gently brush or drizzle olive oil over the dough. Spread the onion marmalade over the top, sprinkle with salt and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped.
  • 6
    Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Try not to eat it all whilst warm!


  • Makes one large focaccia. - Nici says: "Mum is lucky enough to have a bread maker, which she finds useful for the dough-making stage of breadmaking. In fact, she doesn’t really use it for baking bread in any more, preferring to experiment with the dough shape, then adding various toppings and fillings before baking in the oven."

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