Greek Olive Bread

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 1 Loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sprinkle yeast over water in a large bowl.
  • Let stand until soft, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in milk, sugar, salt and 4 t. of the oil.
  • Add 1C flour; mix to blend.
  • Stir in 1 1/2C more flour and beat until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/2C more flour to make a stiff dough.
  • Turn onto floured surface.
  • Knead until dough is smooth and develops small bubbles just under the surface, about 15 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down and pat into a 1/2-inch circle.
  • Sprinkle with olives and cheese.
  • Knead and fold lightly into dough, then shape into a ball.
  • Pat out to an 8-inch circle.
  • Place on greased baking sheet.
  • With a 3 to 4 - inch cutter or empty tuna can, cut a circle in center, leaving round of dough in place.
  • Brush dough with remaining 2 t. oil.
  • Let rise until puffy, 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Brush with egg yolk mixture.
  • Bake at 375 degrees about 30 minutes until crust is a rich golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Cool on a rack before slicing.
  • Enjoy!
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