Mediterranean Black Olive Bread

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You can vary the flavor of this bread with your choice of olive - Kalamata, Amfisa, Arbequina, Niscoise ... ... ....

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Servings:
15
Yield:
1 - round loaf

Ingredients

  • 3 cups bread flour

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chopped black olives

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ¼ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, yeast, sugar, salt, black olives, olive oil, and water.

  2. Turn out dough onto a floured board. Knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside, and let rise about 45 minutes, until it doubles in size. Punch down. Knead well again, for about 5 to 10 minutes. Let rise for about 30 minutes, until it doubles in size.

  3. Round the dough on kneading board. Place upside down in a bowl lined with a lint-free, well floured towel. Let rise until double in size.

  4. While the bread is rising for the third time, put a pan of water in the bottom of the oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  5. Gently turn loaf out onto a sheet pan that has been lightly oiled and dusted with cornmeal.

  6. Bake loaf at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake for 30 more minutes, or until done.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
4g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 39mg 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.

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