Sourdough Olive Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Combine water and starter in a mixing bowl and mix together. Add yeast and flour to water mixture until it comes together. Cover dough with Saran wrap and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Remove wrap and add the salt. Mix well on low speed for two minutes.
  • Turn to medium speed and knead for 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to mix. Cover dough and let rise until dough has doubled.
  • Punch down dough and form into a round. Place on cornmeal dusted parchment paper on a jelly roll pan. Let rise until doubled. (Mine was 2 hours.).
  • Preheat oven to 450 deg.
  • Make a slash in the top of the bread.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 20 minute Spray oven with water 3 times during the first 9 minutes.
  • Lower the temperature to 400 deg. and bake for another 10 minute or until it registers to 190 deg. (high altitude) May take longer at lower altitudes.