Kalamata Olive and Garlic Bread

Kalamata Olive and Garlic Bread

30 Reviews 8 Pics
Martha Dibblee
Recipe by  Martha Dibblee

“This bread was created from leftover dough after making a foccacia dressed with Kalamata olives, garlic, and olive oil.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 loaf

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup warm water. To proof yeast, stir in yeast and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes in a warm place.
  2. Preheat oven to 105 degree F (40 degrees C). Warm an oven-safe bowl in the oven.
  3. Place flour in bowl of food processor. Add salt and pulse for a few seconds.
  4. Start food processor. Pour proofed yeast into flour through hole. Immediately add the additional 3/4 cup warm water, then the olive oil. Process for about 1 minute or until dough ball cleans the sides of the processor bowl. If dough is too wet add a little flour through the top while processing, or if too dry, add a little more water.
  5. Turn off food processor. Remove lid and transfer dough to the heated bowl. Cover with a plate or plastic wrap.
  6. Let rise for 1/2 hour in a warm place.
  7. In a small bowl, combine minced garlic and chopped olives. Set aside.
  8. Once dough has risen transfer dough to a lightly floured board. Make an indentation in the dough and place olive mixture inside. Knead dough 10 times. Bulk of mixture should remain in middle of dough. Form dough into a log or round loaf shape.
  9. Sprinkle cornmeal onto greased baking sheet and place loaf on top. Turn oven to 150 degrees F (65 degrees C) for 2 minutes and then turn off.
  10. Let dough rise in warm oven for 1/2 hour, or until light and puffy. Remove loaf and increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  11. Bake bread at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

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Reviews (30)

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CAVIPO
32

CAVIPO

Delicious and one I will make again! I thought the dough seemed too wet when I kneaded in the olives and garlic, but the bread is big, moist and excellent, so I wouldn't change the amount of flour. PS I DID leave in an olive pit by accident and my husband nearly broke a tooth! Be careful.

KarenTheMiltch
19

KarenTheMiltch

I was rather skeptical while making this bread. It was extremely easy, but when I began kneading the dough, the entire filling burst through and all over my counter. I just managed the get the dough into a ball, pressed some of the filling onto the surface of the dough, and decided to try baking it anyways. It was wonderful! My husband, myself and our two young children polished off most of the loaf at dinner, and finished the rest for breakfast the next morning. Next time I make it (which will be soon), I'll just knead it altogether, and not worry about keeping the filling in the middle. Do try this delicious bread. We ate it with souvlaki and a Greek salad.

LINJO
18

LINJO

I made this bread yesterday. Followed the recipe to a T. I measured the flour with my scale weighing 1 pound = 4 c of flour. This is one of the easiest recipes for bread that I've ever used. Wonderful results. Will make again. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 200 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 34.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 643 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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