Recipe – Kalamata and Garlic Focaccia

Kalamata Olive and Garlic Bread

This bread was created from leftover dough after making a foccacia dressed with Kalamata olives, garlic, and olive oil. This version has the olives and garlic baked in the bread.
Prep: 30 mins       Cook: 30 mins
Additional: 1 hr
Total: 2 hrs
Servings: 12
Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredient Checklist
• 4 cups all-purpose flour
• ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
• 1 tablespoon white sugar
• 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
• 1 tablespoon non-iodized salt
• ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 5 cloves garlic, minced
• ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
• 1 tablespoon cornmeal
Instructions Checklist
• Step 1
In a medium bowl dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup warm water. To proof yeast, stir in yeast and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes in a warm place.
• Step 2
Preheat oven to 105 degree F (40 degrees C). Warm an oven-safe bowl in the oven.
• Step 3
Place flour in bowl of food processor. Add salt and pulse for a few seconds.
• Step 4
Start food processor. Pour proofed yeast into flour through hole. Immediately add the additional 3/4 cup warm water, then the olive oil. Process for about 1 minute or until dough ball cleans the sides of the processor bowl. If dough is too wet add a little flour through the top while processing, or if too dry, add a little more water.
• Step 5
Turn off food processor. Remove lid and transfer dough to the heated bowl. Cover with a plate or plastic wrap.
• Step 6
Let rise for a half hour in a warm place, like the lukewarm oven.
• Step 7
In a small bowl, combine minced garlic and chopped olives. Set aside.
• Step 8
Once dough has risen, transfer dough to a lightly floured board. Make an indentation in the dough and place olive mixture inside. Knead dough 10 times. Bulk of mixture should remain in middle of dough. Form dough into a log or round loaf shape.
• Step 9
Grease a pie pan (for a round loaf) or a baking sheet (for a log) and dust with cornmeal. Place loaf on prepared pan, cover with greased plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
• Step 10
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
• Step 11
Bake bread in preheated oven until browned and loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Per Serving:
200 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 34.6g; fat 4.5g; sodium 644.1mg

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