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Mediterranean Black Olive Bread
July 08, 2008

Disappointed in this. I was hoping to replicate the delicious homemade olive bread we were served everywhere in Beirut for breakfast. I followed the directions to a "T", including all three rises. I used excellent quality kalamata olives (the ones that go for $8.99 a pound in the deli). Unfortunately, I felt the bread lacked any depth, and was, of all things, a bit sweet! I tried warm from the oven, cold, and even toasted and failed to really enjoy it in any way. I brought about 2/3 of the loaf to a family party and everyone tried one piece since it's homemade bread, but not a single person went back for seconds, and I had leftovers to take home. Of homemade bread!! (It's not a "bad" recipe, it was just uninspiring to the taste buds.)

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