Olive Bread

4.7
(22)

Delicious with any soup or salad... and great toasted the next day!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon molasses

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 7 ½ cups bread flour

  • 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (Optional)

Directions

  1. Place water, yeast, and molasses in a mixing bowl; stir to mix. Let stand for a few minutes until mixture is creamy and foamy.

  2. Add olive oil and salt; mix. Add flour, about a cup at a time, until dough is too stiff to stir. Add olives and fresh herbs.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board. Knead, adding flour as needed to keep from being sticky, until smooth and elastic. Place in well oiled bowl, and turn to coat the dough surface with oil. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about an hour or so.

  4. Punch the dough down, split into two pieces, and form into two round loaves. Place on greased baking sheet . Spray with cold water and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Let loaves rise for 25 to 30 minutes.

  5. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for about 45 minutes, or until they are brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
4g Fat
32g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 384mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.