Be creative EVERY DAY • A Challenge
My sister came to visit in February and spoiled us with her delicious cooking & baking!
One of my favorites was her Olive Bread.
I have never made bread by hand before… but I attempted her recipe last night.
2 tsp dry yeast
1 cup water
3 3/4 cup bread flour (I used all purpose and added 3 3/4 tbs wheat gluten)
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 TBS olive oil
1 can of sliced black olives, drained and rinsed
• Sprinkle yeast into water. Let stand for 5 minutes, stir to dissolve. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Make well in the center. Pour in yeast, water and oil.• Mix to form a soft sticky dough.• Knead until smooth. Add olives (this part is super messy) knead until mixed well. You may need to add more flour here.• Put in oiled bowl. Cover and let rise until double. Probably 2 hours.• Punch down. Rest for 10 minutes. Form loaf. Proof for 30 minutes ( double in size) <– Mine didn’t.• Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes
• Make sure to salt and oil the top. Some times I add dimples to help the oil and salt stick. (I patted mine into a flat loaf)
My dough wasn’t quite “soft sticky” per her directions.
But it did rise… a little.
We will be eating it tonight with my parents. I will bring dipping oil just in case!