|Dry yeast||1⁄2 Ounce (5 Gram)|
|Plain flour||12 Ounce (375 Gram)|
|Lukewarm water||6 Fluid Ounce (175 Milliliter)|
|Parmesan||1 Ounce, finely grated (25 Gram)|
|Finely chopped chives||1 Tablespoon|
|Olive oil||2 1⁄4 Tablespoon (Extra For Brushing)|
|Maize flour/Semolina||1 Tablespoon|
|Crushed sea salt||2 Teaspoon|
Combine the yeast, sugar, 1 teaspoon flour and water in small mixing bowl.
Cover with clingfilm and leave to stand in a warm place for 10 minutes or until foamy.
Sift the remaining flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Add the Parmesan and chives and stir with a flat-bladed knife to combine.
Make a well in the centre and stir in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
Use a knife to mix to a firm dough.
Turn out the dough on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a large, lightly oiled mixing bowl.
Cover with clingfilm and leave to stand in a warm place for 40 minutes or until well risen.
Sprinkle the base of an 18 x 28 cm (7 x 11 inch) shallow tin with maize flour or semolina.
Knead the dough again for 2 minutes or until smooth.
Press the dough into the tin and prick deep holes with a skewer.
Sprinkle lightly with water and bake in a preheated oven, 220°C (425°F), Gas Mark 7, for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle again with water and bake for a further 10 minutes.
Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 5 more minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into squares.
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g17.9%
Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4.8 mg1.6%
Sodium 1370.3 mg57.1%
Total Carbohydrates 75 g24.9%
Dietary Fiber 3 g11.8%
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 9 g18.1%
Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 9.9% Iron 6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet