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Rosemary Olive Bread

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Yum!

A delicious bread with a lot of character, it definitely holds it’s own against flavorful food. It also makes some of the most delicious toast I’ve ever eaten.

Rosemary Olive Bread
As seen on Baking Bites

Rosemary Olive Bread
3 cups bread flour (I used AP with no adverse effects)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
3/4 cup warm water
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh rosemary (feel free to use more)
1/2-1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsley chopped (feel free to use more)

Combine yeast and warm water until yeast becomes creamy, about 10 minutes.

Add olive oil, salt, sugar, rosemary and olives into the yeast mixture and add flour 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until dough comes away from the side of the bowl. Move dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.

Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400F.

Shape dough gently into a ball. Place on a baking sheet and let rise, covered with a damp towel, for 30 minutes. Dust the bread ligtly with flour, slash the top and put into the oven.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, until bottom sounds hollow when tapped. Place on a wire rack to cool. Devour!