Baking · Recipe

Olive Bread

Do you love olives? I am a big fan. I never miss my opportunity to add olives in my cooking or baking. I love olive bread (since it has olives in it!). It always smells so good. The aroma is so alluring that I can’t stop eating it.

I made this one in a quiet afternoon. Sipping my coffee while I was cutting the onion and frying it to soften it.

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When I was waiting for the onions to cool down, I chopped the coriander, parsley, and olives.

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The rest is easy peasy. Combine all the ingredients together and make a dough in a mixing bowl. Then, knead for a while. Let it rise, and bake!

When the bread is baked and cooled. I served the slices with some fresh salad and prosciutto. It goes well with fish dip too. Yum…  🙂

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INGREDIENTS

  • Red onion – 1, sliced
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp, to cook the onion
  • Bread flour – 440-450 g
  • Pitted black olives – 80 g
  • Baby caper – 20 g
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Dried yeast – 2 tsp
  • Lukewarm water – 1 cup
  • Fresh parsley leaves – 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Fresh coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice the onion. Add the olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat, cook the onion until soft.
  2. Roughly chopped the olives, parsley and coriander leaves.
  3. Add the fried onion, flour, olives, caper, salt, yeast, parsley and coriander in a mixing bowl. Use hand to mix them, add the water gradually.
  4. Prepare a working place with a floured surface, knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Add water or flour as needed. A little at a time, not too much.
  5. When finish kneading the dough, put it in a clean bowl covered with cling wrap. Leave the dough in a warm place to rise until doubled the size.
  6. Preheat oven to 210°c.
  7. Line a baking tray. Shape the dough and place on the baking tray. Spray some olive oil and cover with a cling wrap loosely. Leave it in a warm place until doubled the size again.
  8. Before baking, score the top with a sharp knife few times. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tap on the top.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

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