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Olive Bread

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  Red onions 2 , thinly sliced
  Olive oil 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Pitted olives 8 Ounce (Black Or Green, 225 Gram, 1 1/3 Cups)
  Strong plain flour 1 3⁄4 Pound (750 Gram, 7 Cups)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Easy blend dried yeast 20 Milliliter
  Chopped parsley/Coriander/mint 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoon)

1. Fry the onions in the oil until soft. Roughly chop the olives.
2. Put the flour, salt, yeast and parsley, coriander or mint in a large bowl with the olives and fried onions and pour in 475 ml / 16 fl oz / 2 cups hand-hot water.
3. Mix to a dough using a round-bladed knife, adding a little more water if the mixture feels dry.
4. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Put in a clean bowl, cover with clear film and leave in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
5. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7. Lightly grease two baking sheets. Turn the dough on to a floured surface and cut in half. Shape into two rounds and place on the baking sheets. Cover loosely with lightly oiled clear film and leave until doubled in size.
6. Slash the tops of the loaves with a knife then bake for about 40 minutes or until the loaves sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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