Kalamata Olive BreadFrom trigger 5 years ago
- Starter: shopping list
- 1 cup warm water 95 degrees F. shopping list
- 2 Teaspoons fresh yeast shopping list
- 1 cup organic flour shopping list
- Dough: shopping list
- 2/3 cups warm water 95 degrees F shopping list
- 3 Tablespoons organic honey shopping list
- 4 tablespoons fresh yeast shopping list
- ¼ cup + 1 Teaspoon organic vegetable shortening shopping list
- 4 ¾ cups organic bread flour shopping list
- 1 Teaspoon salt shopping list
- 1 ¾ cups of kalamata olives, pitted shopping list
How to make it
- To create the starter, combine the water and yeast in a medium mixing bowl. Stir to dissolve the yeast fully. Add the flour to the bowl and stir until the ingredients are fully incorporated. Cover with a cloth and ferment the starter at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- For the dough, combine the water, honey and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir to dissolve the yeast fully. Add the shortening, flour, salt, starter and olives. Mix on low speed until the dough is fully developed. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl. Divide the dough into 2 pieces weighing about 22 ounces each. Set aside any remaining dough and freeze for future use. Roll each piece of dough into a smooth ball. Place the dough on the counter or in a proofing basket or plastic tub and cover with a warm, damp cloth to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- Form the dough into loaves and place them on the counter or in a proofing basket. Cover the loaves with a warm, damp cloth and proof at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Score the loaves with a sharp knife or a lame held at an angle, spray with water, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the crusts are a deep golden brown and the middle of the loaves is 190-200 degrees.
- Remove the bread from the oven and place it on the cooling rack for 30 minutes. If the bread was baked in loaf pans, remove the bread from the pans before cooling.
- *Makes 2 loaves
The Cooktrigger MA
The Rating13 people
chef michael this bread looks wonderful a very great tasting bread....i want it with a hot bowl of hearty soup........a big 5 plus .thank you baker michael
sherryminitindel in THE HEART OF THE WINE COUNTRY loved it
Looks gorgeous! I will bring the garlic and snap pea soup and we will have a supper or souper supper.
mystic_river1 in Bradenton loved it
Well Baker Michael... JoyMarie is bringing the garlic and snap pea soup, I guess I will bring a desert that is fitting of a a 5 star meal and bread such as yours. Maybe someone will bring wine??? LOL!
High 5 again, Chef. Oh...Beautiful too...<...morepinkpasta in Upstate loved it