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Olive Bread I

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Category: Rolls

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk Active dry yeast
  • 1 c Warm water; (about 110
  • -degrees)
  • 1 c Warm milk; (about 110
  • -degrees)
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1/2 c Yellow cornmeal; plus
  • 2 tb Yellow cornmeal
  • 1 c Tapenade I; see * Note
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 5 c Flour -; (to 5 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Bottle Extra-virgin olive
  • -oil; (small bottle)
  • 3 oz Thinly-sliced Proscuitto
  • 2 oz Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese;
  • -shaved
  • Fresh basil leaves


* Note: See the "Tapenade I" recipe which is included in this collection.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, whisk the yeast with the water
and milk. Let the mixture stand for about 5 minutes, or until the yeast has
dissolved. Whisk in the sugar, 1/2 cup of cornmeal and the Tapenade. Add
the flour. Using a dough hook and the machine on low, mix until the dough
starts to come together. Increase the speed and continue mixing until the
dough comes away from the sides and crawls up the dough hook. Turn the
dough out into a greased bowl and cover. Let the dough rise until double in

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, punch down and divide the dough
in half. Shape each half into individual loaves. Sprinkle the baking sheet
with the remaining cornmeal. Place the loaves on the baking sheet. Cover
the loaves and let the dough rise until double in size.

Using a sharp knife, make several slits across the top of the loaves. Bake
the loaves for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Serve the hot bread with olive oil, Proscuitto, cheese and basil.

This recipe yields 2 loaves of bread.

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