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Olive Bread – Paillasse style

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this paillasse style bread, but ever since I’ve discovered it here in a local bakery and I simply fell in love with it since then. This olive bread has an amazing crunchy crust and an airy moist interior bursting with olive flavor. What can I say, if you like bread this one is simply delicious, by far one of the best breads we’ve ever done.

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Olive Bread - Paillasse style

Olive Bread - Paillasse style

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This olive bread has an amazing crunchy crust and an airy moist interior bursting with olive flavor. It is by far one of the best breads we've ever done.
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 15 hrs 18 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 18 hrs 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup black olives chopped
  • 350 ml cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt (only if the olives are not too salty)
  • 10 g fresh yeast (1 tsp active dry yeast )

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix flour with salt and chopped olives. Dissolve the fresh yeast in water and add to the flour mixture. Mix everything together until results a moist dough. Cover it and let it sit for about 14-18 hrs at room temperature, to let the yeast develop. I let it overnight.
  • After the hrs passed, sprinkle a towel with flour and corn meal and lay the dough and fold it a few times. Cover the dough with the rest of the towel and let the dough rise for another 2 hrs. 
  • Preheat the oven to 250C (475-500F) 30 minutes before baking. Divide the dough into 2 pieces.  Give each piece of dough 2-3 twists. Put them into a baking tray and let them sit until the oven is hot. 
  • Put an empty baking pot in the oven ten minutes before baking. As you put the baking tray in the oven, add a cup of hot water in the empty pot, in this way  it will instantly boil and create steam.  Bake for about 25-30 minutes. When ready let the bread cool on a rack for at least an hour before cutting it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gSugar: 0.5gCalories: 775kcalSaturated Fat: 1.3gFat: 9.2gProtein: 21.9gCarbohydrates: 149.2g
Calories: 775kcal
Course: Bread
Keyword: bread recipes, homemade bread, olive bread, paillasse bread, yeast bread

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  1. TONYK Author says:

    fresh yeast is just about unavailable in most areas of the us except for very large cities and i do not live in one of those — what is the substitution if using instant yeast — thanks —

    tonyk

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      For this recipe 1 tsp if instant yeast would be enough. Let me know when you try this recipe how it worked. Enjoy!!

  2. Elie Author says:

    So, no kneading in that recipe? Also, how long and how large should the 2 pieces be when they’re ready to go in the oven? I feel that, my dough didn’t rise so much… I didn’t have fresh yeast, so I used 1 tsp as you recommended in the previous comment.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      No kneading, just let it rise overnight. The 2 pieces of bread are not too long  (around 12 inch (30 cm)) as they both enter into a 12 x 16 inch  (30 X 40 cm) baking sheet. They will rise in the oven as well. How did they turned for you 🙂

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