No-knead skillet olive bread is a very easy to make, no-knead, crusty, and delicious bread packed with marinated olives and garlic.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup flour and 1/2 tablespoon salt. Stir using a wooden spoon until combined. Stir in olives, reserved herbs and garlic, and garlic powder. Add remaining flour 1 cup at a time, stirring until thoroughly combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm spot to rise for 1 hour.

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  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to an 8-inch cast iron skillet and spread to coat bottom and sides. Flour your hands. Remove plastic wrap from bowl and transfer dough to the prepared skillet and shape into a disc. Cover with a kitchen towel and let stand for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Drizzle remaining oil on top of the loaf and sprinkle with salt and parsley. Score the top of the loaf with a knife.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is nicely browned, 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Remove bread from oven and turn on to a wire rack to cool before serving, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

The olives sit in a liquid with garlic and herbs; when draining, please try to reserve as much of the herbs and garlic as possible. Alternatively, you can add in your own garlic and freeze-dried basil.

Tips

If you do not have an iron skillet, you can use a stoneware baking dish.

Tips

It is important to remove bread from the pan as soon as it comes out of the oven, because bread left in the pan will get moist and soggy.

Nutrition Facts

239.1 calories; 5.9 g protein; 41.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 774 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2020
Loved this. Excellent flavor and it was perfect for dipping in olive oil and herbs. Excellent accompaniment to a nice steak dinner. Will definitely be a regular party of my menu. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2018
I followed the recipe exactly as written and I would recommend getting pitted olives taking the pits out was very time consuming. Try the olives at the olive bar if you cannot find the brand mentioned in the recipe. The bread had an interesting flavor to it. Very salty! I will not be making this recipe again as this was just not in my families flavor profile. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2020
Loved this. Excellent flavor and it was perfect for dipping in olive oil and herbs. Excellent accompaniment to a nice steak dinner. Will definitely be a regular party of my menu. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2020
Loved this. Excellent flavor and it was perfect for dipping in olive oil and herbs. Excellent accompaniment to a nice steak dinner. Will definitely be a regular party of my menu. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2018
I followed the recipe exactly as written and I would recommend getting pitted olives taking the pits out was very time consuming. Try the olives at the olive bar if you cannot find the brand mentioned in the recipe. The bread had an interesting flavor to it. Very salty! I will not be making this recipe again as this was just not in my families flavor profile. Read More
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