Total Time
4hrs
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 1 hr

This a great rustic loaf that pares well with wine and cheese. Toss in some fruit and a good book.................................... Prep time includes rise time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine the yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup warm water.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour and salt.
  4. Give it a quick mix and add the oil, olives, onions along with the remaining 3/4 cup water.
  5. Mix until dough is evenly blended, around 3 minutes or so.
  6. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and kneed for 10 minutes.
  7. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, turn once and cover with plastic wrap or a clean towel and place in a warm spot until doubled, around 2 hours.
  8. Sprinkle a pizza pan with the corn meal.
  9. Punch down the bread dough, shape into a round shape, cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour.
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Bake bread for 15 minutes at 400 degrees then reduce heat to 375 degrees.
  12. Bake until bread sounds hollow when tapped on bottom and top is a golden brown color.
  13. Brush with melted butter, top with shredded cheddar and bake for 5-7 minutes more.
  14. Remove and let cool on a rack.
Most Helpful

This bread recipe is just great, I made baguettes and they turned out wonderful. This is one I will be making often. Thanks Di Neal

Jo-Ann Levesque April 25, 2003