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    Kalamata Olive Bread

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 35 mins

    2 hrs

    35 mins

    Brandess's Note:

    Eat this flavorful bread while it's fresh from the oven and imagine you're sitting under the warm Grecian sun. From the Panera Bread Cookbook.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 36

    Yield:

    loaves

    Units: US | Metric

    bread starter

    bread

    Directions:

    1. 1
      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.
    2. 2
      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 and cover with a warm, damp cloth to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
    3. 3
      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.
    4. 4
      Score the loaves with a sharp knife, 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.
    5. 5
      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.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 10, 2009

      55

      I actually thought that this was the best bread I have ever eaten. The texture was fabulous, and the taste subtle but unique. David didn't like it at all because he just couldn't get over the idea of olives being in bread. I will make this for my friends and as a hostess gift when going to dinner! Thanks for posting- Grace

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    Nutritional Facts for Kalamata Olive Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (41 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 101.4
     
    Calories from Fat 22
    22%
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 251.7 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 1.4 g
    5%
    Protein 2.3 g
    4%

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