I love a rustic feel to my cooking so it is pressed by hand but feel free to make it more aesthetically pleasing by rolling and shaping.
I also used a pizza stone; it gives a great flavour ; you can use a normal baking tray.
Feel free to add change any "toppings" to suit your mood.
Step 1: Bread Ingredients
500g plain flour
2 tsp instant yeast
3 tblsp olive oil
a cup of room temp. water
Step 2: Possible "topping" Ingredients
slices of butter
linseeds / sesame seeds
Step 3: How To:
Mix all flour, yeast, oil and enough water to form a ball that is not too sticky. Cover with plastic wrap then leave to sit a couple of hours so the yeast do it's job.
Cover your hands with flour and give it a good knead in the bowl. Divide into portions according to how many / how big you want your bread (I made 3 large ones) then press out with fingers on a floured surface to make a rough oval shape. It should be about 1 - 2 cm thick for a rustic style.
Top with your favourite combination of toppings then fold over and place on preheated pizza stone.
Cook in HOT OVEN for about 15 mins until it takes on a lovely light brown colour. Adjust timing if your bread is rolled or thinner.
Slice into strips to share or serve whole. Great with soup or pasta.