Olive and Tomato Bread Recipe
This savory bread has a wonderful aroma and full flavor. It was an immediate hit with our Test Kitchen staff. —Kristin Arnett, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. YIELD:36 servings
- 6 to 8 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups water
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 jar (8 ounces) pitted Greek olives, drained and sliced
- 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a large saucepan, heat water and oil to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Stir in olives and tomatoes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
- 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds. Shape each portion into a loaf. Place in three greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- 4. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 loaves (12 slices each).
1 serving (1 piece) equals 109 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 369 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
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