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    Greek Olive Bread

    Greek Olive Bread. Photo by duonyte

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    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 5 mins

    20 mins

    45 mins

    Olha's Note:

    Nuggets of feta cheese and olives stud this delicious loaf, perfect with grilled or barbecued lamb or chicken.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    bread

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large mixing bowl stir 3 cups of the flour, the yeast, sugar, and salt together.
    2. 2
      Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the 2 tablespoons olive oil and the water.
    3. 3
      Stir until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
    4. 4
      Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle a work surface with flour.
    6. 6
      Scrape dough out onto the floured surface.
    7. 7
      Dust the top of the dough with flour.
    8. 8
      Knead until the dough is smooth and develops small bubbles just under the surface, about 5 minutes, adding more flour if the dough gets sticky.
    9. 9
      Place in a clean, greased bowl, turning to grease all over.
    10. 10
      Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
    11. 11
      Punch down the dough and pat it into a ½ inch thick circle.
    12. 12
      Sprinkle with the olives and cheese.
    13. 13
      Knead the dough lightly to incorporate the ingredients, then shape into a ball.
    14. 14
      Pat out to make a circle 8 inches in diameter.
    15. 15
      Place on a greased baking sheet.
    16. 16
      With a 3-inch round cutter, cut a circle in the center but leave the round of dough in place.
    17. 17
      (You can bake the removed center alongside the bread; it will probably cook faster than the circular loaf.) Brush the dough with the 2 teaspoons of oil.
    18. 18
      Cover and let rise until puffy, 30 to 45 minutes.
    19. 19
      Preheat the oven to 375 F.
    20. 20
      Bake for 25 minutes or until the crust is a rich golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
    21. 21
      Cool the bread on a wire rack before slicing.
    22. 22
      Makes 1 round loaf.
    23. 23
      Beatrice Ojakangas Baking Book.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 13, 2007

      55

      I took the tips & added sun-dried tomato strips & green olives w/pimentos along with the Kalamata olives - subbing as I realized at teh last minute I did not have feta on hand. I used olive oil from the sun-dried tomatoes - lent a beautiful rosy cast to the bread. I did add 2 teaspoons of vital wheat gluten to the mix. Used my trusty ancient bread machine on raisin setting for mixing & first rise - divided dough into 2 rounds & rose them on a scattering of sesame seeds for 45 minutes. The loaves rose amazingly high - baked @ 375 degrees F for 40 minutes. These loaves look beautiful, feel soft & taste unbelievably great! I'm taking one in to periodontist's office in am when I go for another surgery - bribery works! :) Thank you Olga Drozd for a recipe I plan to use several times during the holidays! (Next time with feta!)

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    • on May 01, 2007

      15

      The dough was tough (even after a good pounding and sifting the flour). Couldn't taste the feta and not fluffy at all. Will end up feeding to the ducks.

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    • on October 08, 2006

      55

      Delicious! This is a full flavored bread. I made it in my bread machine and used black, kalamata, and green olives, as well as goat feta, pesto and sundried tomatoes. This is a lovely bread that I will make again, I could see it making really yummy sandwich bread as well, I'm using it with soup. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Olive Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (513 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 876.7
     
    Calories from Fat 503
    57%
    Total Fat 55.9 g
    86%
    Saturated Fat 17.0 g
    85%
    Cholesterol 66.7 mg
    22%
    Sodium 3888.4 mg
    162%
    Total Carbohydrate 73.0 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    19%
    Sugars 20.1 g
    80%
    Protein 22.8 g
    45%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    oil-cured olives

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