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Cacao & Olive Bread

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Barry attempts a unique savoury chocolate bread recipe with olives & fennel seeds.
  Plain flour 300 Gram
  Wholemeal flour 100 Gram
  Yeast 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green olives 200 Gram
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 150 Milliliter
  Water 150 Milliliter
  Cacao 75 Gram, chopped (willies Venezuelan Carenero Superior 100 % cacao)
  Olive oil 75 Milliliter
  Milk 1 Tablespoon (for brushing)
  Fennel seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 Tablespoon (for dusting)
  Butter 1 Teaspoon (for greasing)

1. Grease a bowl and loaf pan with butter and set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/Gas mark 4.

3. In a large bowl, sift together plain flour, wholemeal flour and yeast. Set aside.
4. In a saucepan, add in the milk, water and cacao. Stir well until cacao is melted.
5. Take off the saucepan from the stove and pour in the olive oil. Mix well and place the saucepan over the stove again. Stir on low heat.
6. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Mix well to make dough.
7. Take out the dough and place on the flour surface. Knead for a few minutes.
8. Flat the dough with hands and place the olives and fold in. Place the dough into the greased bowl and cover with kitchen towel. Set aside for 2 hours on a warm place.
9. Place the dough into the prepared loaf pan. Grease with milk and sprinkle fennel seeds over it.
10. Bake in oven for 45 minutes.

11. Slice the bread and serve with tea or coffee.

You can also make rolls from the dough.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 322 Calories from Fat 120

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.3%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2.1 mg0.7%

Sodium 336 mg14%

Total Carbohydrates 48 g16.1%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.4%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 7 g13.6%

Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C 0.66%

Calcium 8.1% Iron 13.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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