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Olive Bread

Prep Time2 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: International
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)

Ingredients

  • 1 pack yeast
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ¼ c warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil and extra for greasing
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 lb 4 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour and extra
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper optional
  • ½ c chopped black olives

Instructions

  • Sprinkle yeast over ¼ cup of warm water add sugar and leave mixture to stand 10 min.
  • Add the onion and remaining water In a separate bowl, add the parsley, sifted flour and black olives.
  • Make a well and add yeast mixture. Mix gradually to a soft dough, adding water if necessary. Turn out dough on lightly floured surface and knead for 5 min or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a lightly greased and warm mixing bowl and cover with a damp towel.
  • Leave to rise in a warm place for about 2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
  • Lightly grease baking sheet. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface. This dough is a remarkable dough. It can be shaped according to your liking. Above, you can flatten the round dough and cut with a pizza knife to make strips. Then the strips can be twisted like above to make some bread sticks. Or it can be tied to make knots.
  • You can also choose to make regular loaves with the dough. This dough could make two thin long loaves or round loaves. You can then use a sharp knife to make criss cross cuts over top of dough cover.
  • Place the round of dough or knots etc on a prepared sheet, sheet and leave again for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Then lower temperature to 400 degrees F and bake for further 20 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow.