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Ingredients (serves 12)
2 x 7g sachets dry yeast
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1 cup milk, warmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup pitted black Spanish olives, chopped
3/4 cup finely grated Perfect Italiano parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
Plain flour, for dusting
Butter, to serve
Combine yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Add milk, oil and 1 cup warm water. Add salt and half the flour. Whisk to form a thick, smooth paste. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Add remaining flour. Stir to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease a baking tray. Using your fist, punch dough down. Add olives, parmesan and basil. Knead on a floured surface to combine. Shape dough into a 20cm x 10cm oval. Place on prepared tray. Set aside in a warm place for 20 minutes.
Cut a shallow criss-cross pattern on top of dough. Dust with flour. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped on top. Serve with butter.
Tips: When making bread, ensure milk and water are lukewarm - if they're too hot, the yeast will die and the dough will not rise. If too cool, the dough will take longer to rise.
Kneading bread dough helps give the bread crumb texture and structure. The better the kneading, the tighter the crumb texture.
Super Food Ideas - M
ay 2009, Page 52
Recipe by Cathie Lonnie
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