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Provencal Green Olive Bread

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Prep Information

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes

Serves

4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp Herbes de Provence Infused Olive Oil
  • 1 cup chopped green olives
  • 2 tsp oregano 
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Follow directions for the yeast. Once the yeast is bubbling and ready, add water until you reach 2 cups of liquid.
  • Mix the flour with salt and oregano.
  • Add yeasted water to the flour mix and add the olive oil.
  • Mix with a spatula, then knead with your hands for 10 minutes until dough easily detaches from the sides of the bowl. Alternatively, use a mixer with a dough hook.  First, knead at low speed for 2 minutes, then increase speed gradually for 10 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a clean bowl with olive oil on the bottom. Cover with a clean cloth and let it rise for an hour (or two if you have the time).
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Knead again, mixing in the olives and 1/2 cup more flour. Cut dough in half. Roll the dough lightly so each piece is approximately 3 high. Make six small incisions in each loaf and place them on a baking sheet. Add olives to the top.  Bake for 40 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.  Let cool 15 minutes before eating.
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