this is a simple bread that can be knocked up easily to accompany your soups or stews…..or just eaten warm with butter while hunched over the kitchen counter.
550g plain flour
2 teaspoons quick yeast
½ tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup black olives, chopped
Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl
Heat the milk and butter on the hob until warm and melting then add to the flour and mix with a spoon to a rough dough, then knead
Add olive oil and olives and continue to knead into a silky dough.
Leave dough to rise in a greased bowl in a warm place for one hour
Once doubled in size, punch the air out of the dough and shape into a large oblong. I then use the but of my open hand to create a grove in the top
Place on a greased or lined baking sheet and cover with a tea towel for 30 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 200c
Once risen, put in the oven for 15 minutes