Best friend bread

olives 2You will need 400g plain flour, a pinch or two of salt, a sachet of bakers yeast, tablespoon of warm water, 300g pitted and chopped olives, and a teaspoon of olive oil, with a little extra for brushing.

Make sure the water is at room temperature and this to dissolve the yeast. Leave to stand for 30 minutes. Now, roll up your sleeves, mix the flour, salt, olive oil, yeast mix and combine well.

Knead for around 15 minutes till the dough is smooth. Put in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth – prove for at least 2 hours.
Once time is up, preheat the oven to 180’C and while it’s warming, knead the dough again, adding a sprinkle of olives and incorporating them. Now shape into rough sausage shapes and then pat down.

Brush a baking tray with olive oil and sprinkle some salt, before adding your flattened sausage shaped breads. Bake for 40 minutes. Yummy.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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